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Bridge to the Sun (1961)

Approved | | Drama, Romance, War | 23 February 1962 (Finland)
Based on a true story, this compelling drama relates the difficulties of a young woman married to a Japanese diplomat during World War II, victim of suspicion and animosity from her husband's government.

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Gwen Terasaki
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Hidenari Terasaki
James Yagi ...
Hara
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Jiro (as Tetzuro Tamba)
Yôko Takahashi ...
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Hiroshi Tomono ...
Ishi
Yoshiko Hiromura
Sean Garrison ...
Fred Tyson
Ruth Masters ...
Aunt Peggy
Lee Payant
Nori Elisabeth Hermann ...
Mako Terasaki
Emi Florence Hirsch ...
Mako Terasaki
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Based on a true story, this compelling drama relates the difficulties of a young woman married to a Japanese diplomat during World War II, victim of suspicion and animosity from her husband's government.

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Puente al sol  »

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Although the story is set in the 1930's and 1940's, the characters' clothing and hairstyles are those of the late 1950's/early 1960's. See more »

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Bridge to the Sun made a lifelong impression
11 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In 1965 I watched this movie one night while my husband and newborn baby slept. This movie was the best I have ever seen and has haunted me for more than 40 years. I never realized the plight of the Japanese in the United States and this movie and the wonderful acting made everything so believable. I had never even been interested in any war movies prior to this and still don't but this one made a lifelong lasting impression on me. I have never cried so hard in my life at the end and have constantly checked out old movies to try and find it again. I would very much like to find this movie and keep it forever. I would recommend this movie to everyone from teenagers to seniors. At my tender age of 19, I realized after watching this movie that I had no idea of what real love was between two people. I even had to wake up my husband that night and just have him hold me while I sobbed. If anyone knows how to find this movie please advise.


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