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Picture Bride (1994)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  5 May 1995 (USA)
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The story of 16-year-old Riyo who journeys to Hawaii in 1918 to marry a man she has never met, except through photographs and letters they have exchanged. Hoping to escape a troubled past ... See full summary »

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Riyo
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Kanzaki
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Kana
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Matsuji
Yôko Sugi ...
Aunt Sode
Christianne Mays ...
Miss Pieper
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The Benshi
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McCullum
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Antone
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Mer. Pieper
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Augusto
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Christian minister
Warren Fabro ...
Felipe
Michael Hasegawa ...
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Yamamoto
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The story of 16-year-old Riyo who journeys to Hawaii in 1918 to marry a man she has never met, except through photographs and letters they have exchanged. Hoping to escape a troubled past and to start anew, Riyo is bitterly disappointed upon her arrival: her husband is twice her age and Hawaii is not the paradise she expected. As Riyo comes to terms with her new home, she discovers a land full of hardship, struggle--and unexpected joy. Written by <raq@netcom.com>

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Hawaii, 1918. She left Japan for a man she had never met, in a new world she couldn't imagine... America.

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Riyo: [after receiving her work payment] This can't be right! There should be more. I worked so hard...
Matsuji: Let's see.
[shuffles through Riyo's money]
Matsuji: No, it's all there. 65 cents a day minus things you buy at the plantation store. That comes to eleven dollars for the month. See, going back to Japan isn't as easy as you thought.
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Picturesque
23 October 2000 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

The first time I saw PICTURE BRIDE, I felt a bit let down, feeling the story was a bit commonplace. Also, being from Hawaii, I felt the petty impulse to begrudge the few (very few) slightly misleading geographical and historical moments in the film. Now, five years later, I like the movie better. Its cinematography is beautiful, and if the plot is sometimes predictable, it's still handled sensitively. The film leaves you with a strong sense of a time and setting that no longer exists.


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