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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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The hot conflict between east and west
5 January 2009 | by (Egypt) – See all my reviews

This movie focused on the different customs and habits between east and west upon the relationship of love between American woman and Japanese diplomat in spite of the terrible relations between America and Japan before the misery of Pearl Harbbor in 1941 which was the great cause of firing more and more the drama of WWII and caused after that the Bomb exp loser of Herochima and Nakazaki in 1945 by turning America from second class to super class by playing with the fates of countries in different continents.

This love story was Amerasian as a great field to see the varietal cultures as a preparing for globalization in the future by love and feelings before politics and economics to be the world in one place and field.

This movie as (Love is a many splendor-ed thing) but the one difference between both That the first one took their accidents from politics and social subjects but the second one depended on humanity and feelings as the great gap between east and west forever.

The best scene in this film the final scene by a great symbol at the ship when the American woman left Japan with her daughter and saying goodbye for her husband by taking the brilliant souvenir as an evidence of great love between them in spite of wars and political differences.


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