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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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Complete credited cast:
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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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Michael Ashby ...
McCullum
James Grant Benton ...
Antone
Glenn Cannon ...
Mer. Pieper
Lito Capiña ...
Augusto
Peter Clark ...
Christian minister
Warren Fabro ...
Felipe
Michael Hasegawa ...
Immigration officer
Kyle Kakuno ...
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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Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for sensuality | See all certifications »
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5 May 1995 (USA)  »

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$1,238,905 (USA)
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Matsuji: You're so lucky you got a nice country wife.
Kanzaki: [drunkenly] Kana too good for me. Every time she looks at me with those tired eyes, she makes me so mad. I feel like a failure.
Matsuji: I don't deserve Riyo, either. If we had stayed in Japan, we would still be miserable millet and barley farmers.
Kanzaki: [hitting Matsuji playfully] What kind of Japanese are you, to say that?
Matsuji: [laughing] I AM Japanese!
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A MATURE RESPONSE
13 February 2000 | by (CANMORE, ALBERTA, CANADA) – See all my reviews

For a mature man, to admit that he shed a tear over this film is a mature response, to a mature film.

If one need admit more then perhaps one could say that, "Life" can never be the same, after viewing such advent for it has moved us to the next level.


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