In 1903, a young Scotswoman goes to join her diplomat fiancé in Manchuria. She marries him, and finds herself in a war zone. Disenchanted with her husband, she falls in love with a married ... See full summary »
In 1903, a young Scotswoman goes to join her diplomat fiancé in Manchuria. She marries him, and finds herself in a war zone. Disenchanted with her husband, she falls in love with a married Japanese nobleman, Count Kentaro Kurihama, and bears him a son. She carves out a life for herself in Japanese society, despite the hardships and ostracism she faces as both a Westerner and a woman. Written by
I have been searching for this video since I saw the original series.
I have been searching for a video copy of The Ginger Tree by Oswald Wynd for many years. Of all the series I have viewed on PBS over the years, this particularly beautiful and bittersweet love story that bridges two very different cultures had the most profound effect on me. Though I have read the book several times, it just makes me more eager to experience the film again. I have contacted representatives from WETA in Alexandria, VA, but they don't believe that they will ever purchase the rights to even air it again. What a disappointment! Is there no way to contact the producers directly? One can hardly believe that it is lost to potential purchasers.
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