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Director:
Writers:
Kayo Hatta (screenplay)
Kayo Hatta (story)
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Release Date:
5 May 1995 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Hawaii, 1918. She left Japan for a man she had never met, in a new world she couldn't imagine... America.
Plot:
Riyo marries a man more than twice her age. She is devastated and labors in the sugar cane field. At the end she is able to love her husband. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 wins & 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A poignant and emotional portrayal of indentured servitude and arranged marriage in turn-of-the-century Hawaii. See more (11 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Yûki Kudô ... Riyo

Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa ... Kanzaki

Tamlyn Tomita ... Kana

Akira Takayama ... Matsuji
Yôko Sugi ... Aunt Sode
Christianne Mays ... Miss Pieper

Toshirô Mifune ... The Benshi
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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

Moe Keale ... Hawaiian fisherman
Kati Kuroda ... Yayoi
Jessica Louie ... Kei-chan
Natasha Mamiya ... Kei-chan
Melvin Miranda ... Miguel
Keiji Morita ... Photographer
Hatsuko Otsuka ... Fumi
Dawn Saito ... Geisha
Riki Sugimoto ... Gambler
Traci Toguchi ... Uto

Jason Scott Lee ... Worker collecting pay (uncredited)

Directed by
Kayo Hatta 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kayo Hatta  screenplay
Kayo Hatta  story
Mari Hatta  screenplay
Mari Hatta  story
Diane Mei Lin Mark  story

Produced by
Nina Blake .... associate producer
Cellin Gluck .... executive producer
Dana Satler Hankins .... line producer
Diane Mei Lin Mark .... executive producer
Paul Mayersohn .... co-executive producer
Eleanor R. Nakama .... associate producer
Lisa Onodera .... producer
 
Original Music by
Mark Adler 
 
Cinematography by
Claudio Rocha 
 
Film Editing by
Mallory Gottlieb 
Lynzee Klingman 
 
Casting by
Anna Fishburn 
 
Production Design by
Paul Guncheon 
 
Costume Design by
Ada Akaji 
 
Makeup Department
Debbie Blandin .... makeup artist: second unit
Chantal Boom'la .... hair stylist
Bryan D. Furer .... makeup supervisor (as Bryan Furer)
Newton Koshi .... hair styles supervisor
Newton Koshi .... wig master
Nicholas Serino .... hair stylist: second unit
Cindy Stratton .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Mary F. Jansen .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tim August .... second unit director
Emmett Dennis III .... first assistant director (as Emmett J. Dennis III)
Nicole K.L.N. Ebeo .... second assistant director
Cellin Gluck .... first assistant director: Japan
 
Art Department
Leslie Craig .... head set dresser
Leslie Craig .... property master
Shell Dalzell .... construction coordinator
Lani Eblen .... assistant set dresser
Kurt Nelson .... additional production designer
Rick Romer .... additional production designer
Adam Yurman .... graphic artist
 
Sound Department
Lindakay Brown .... assistant sound editor (as Linda Kay Brown)
John Countryman .... assistant sound design
Tony Eckert .... foley mixer
Dan Engstrom .... assistant sound editor
Scott Guitteau .... assistant sound editor
Lora Hirschberg .... Re-recording Mixer
Tim Holland .... supervising sound editor
Barbara McBane .... dialogue editor
Marilyn McCoppen .... adr editor
Jonathan Miller .... sound designer
Marnie Moore .... foley artist
Susan Moore-Chong .... sound mixer
Tom Myers .... Re-recording Mixer
Tom Myers .... sound: design
John Reynolds .... boom operator
Dominick Tavella .... sound re-recording engineer
Akiva Toda .... adr coordinator: Tokyo
Pam Uzzell .... assistant sound editor
Jana Vance .... foley artist
Hugh Waddell .... dialogue editor
Gwendolyn Yates Whittle .... dialogue editor
Jake Eberle .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Sean England .... sound transfer (uncredited)
Tom Myers .... EFX Mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Archie Ahuna .... special effects
Mike Van Arkel .... special effects
 
Stunts
Colin C.L. Fong .... stunt coordinator (as Colin Fong)
Colin C.L. Fong .... stunts (as Colin Fong)
Leslie Miki .... stunts
Dale Radomski .... stunts (as Dale Radamski)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Irish Barber .... grip
Kolo Barber .... grip
Paul Butler .... grip department apprentice
Chris Chomyn .... additional cinematographer
Bob Condon .... additional cinematographer
Graham Driscoll .... additional cinematographer
Mark Gerasimenko .... second assistant camera
Dylan Goss .... assistant camera: second unit (as Dylan Gross)
Dennis Hall .... camera operator: second unit
Bob Johnson .... gaffer
Lee Kaneakua .... key grip
Kevin Kersting .... dolly grip
Scott McDonald .... assistant camera: second unit
David Sullivan .... gaffer (as Dave Sullivan)
Monica Sweet .... dolly grip
Walter Thuener .... generator operator
Mike Weisbrod .... first assistant camera
Shane Sato .... gallery photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Barbara Kawakami .... consultant: historical costumes
Maritza Mazariego .... costumes: second unit
Michael Pacciorini .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Gordon Antell .... first assistant editor
Lois Freeman-Fox .... additional editor
Brian Hamblet .... second assistant editor
Michael Hofacre .... associate editor
Robert Komatsu .... first assistant editor
Jodi Macaulay .... post-production intern
Ray Martino .... color timer
Jennette McIvor .... third assistant editor (as Jannette McIvor)
Sandra Montiel .... editorial apprentice
Ray Morfino .... color timer
Carrie Nasanchuk .... second assistant editor
Carrie Shepard .... assistant editor
Craig Sherman .... third assistant editor
Jere Tien .... post-production intern
Bruce Westcott .... post-production assistant
 
Location Management
Renee Confair .... location scout
 
Music Department
Sandy DeCrescent .... music contractor
Joanie Diener .... music editor
Robin Eidelman .... music editor
Peter Maunu .... musician: guitar
Dennis S. Sands .... music scoring mixer (as Dennis Sands)
David Slusser .... music editor
Harry Urata .... historical music advisor
James Walker .... musician: bamboo flutes
 
Transportation Department
Abraham Hall .... transportation captain
William Keamohuli .... driver
Bucky Ohelo .... driver
Clinton 'Tiny' Yoshikawa .... driver
 
Other crew
Julie Ahn .... production intern
Puanani Akaka .... production intern
Alan Arakaki .... accountant
Francis Badzey .... production assistant
Summer Banner .... script supervisor
Irish Barber .... script supervisor
Meredith Bernhardt .... production intern
Rosi Bieheller .... production intern
Teresa Bill .... historical advisor
Charles A. Boller .... legal
Vicki Busch .... talent coordinator
Alice Chai .... historical advisor (as Dr. Alice Chai)
Noreen Chun .... production intern
Straker Coniglio .... production intern
Garet Cook .... production intern
Janice Corsino .... production intern
Bob Cushnie .... fieldwork advisor
Cam Eason .... production assistant
Elizabeth Eason .... production intern
Helen Milsted Eisenman .... subtitler
Sonia Fabrigas .... production intern
Eddie Fan .... assistant to executive producer
Louis Ferreira .... fieldwork advisor
Jeffrey Fong .... cast physician (as Dr. Jeffrey Fong)
Lawrence Fuchs .... historical advisor (as Dr. Laswrence Fuchs)
Teresa Fukino .... interpreter
Peggy Gee .... production intern
Kristen Geldermann .... portrait photography
Grace Gonser .... bookkeeper
Glen Grant .... historical advisor
Devon Guard .... assistant to producer
Jana Hatta .... script translator
Mary Hatta .... advisor: funding
Jeff Hedges .... production intern
John Hirota .... fieldwork advisor
Janice Holland .... craft services coordinator
Janet Holman .... script supervisor
Alice Hom .... assistant to producer
Takeshi Hoshino .... advisor: funding
Robert Huber .... production intern
Robert Hughes .... fieldwork advisor
David Henry Hwang .... script advisor
Chris Ikeda .... accountant
Asia Ireton .... advisor: funding
Kikuko Ireton .... advisor: funding
Shannon Ishikawa .... production intern
Jason Kanda .... production intern
Mark Kawashima .... interpreter
Nicole Kelly .... production intern
Akemi Kikumura .... historical advisor (as Dr. Akemi Kikumura)
Marilyn Carrera Killeri .... production coordinator
Elaine Kim .... historical advisor (as Dr. Elaine Kim)
Kristine Kim .... production intern
Deenie Kimura .... production intern
Raydeen Kimura .... production intern
Ron Knowlton .... production intern
Michiko Kodama-Nishimoto .... historical advisor
Karen Kodner .... unit publicist
James Kohara .... advisor: funding
Dee Lawyer .... production intern
Helen Lee .... production intern
Kelly Lee .... assistant to executive producer
Trea Leventhal .... production executive: Miramax (as Trea Hoving)
Minette Lew .... production intern
Bernhard Lhert .... translator: subtitles
Jim Lodl .... fieldwork advisor
Gabriele Loza .... assistant to producer
Beverly Lum .... advisor: funding
Jeanne Lusignan .... script advisor
Theresa C. Lynch .... assistant to producer
Allison Lynde .... assistant to executive producer
Antoine Malsani .... production intern
Corky Mann .... production intern
Natasha Meier .... production intern
James Middleton .... script advisor
Karen Miller .... photo tinter
Melvin Miranda .... animal handler
Maile Mitchell .... production intern
Edith Miyazono .... dance coordinator
Maria Montes .... production intern
Reid Mukai .... production intern
Jan Nagano .... advisor: funding
Helen Nagtalon-Miller .... historical advisor (as Dr. Helen Nagtalon-Miller)
Teresa Neuman .... production coordinator: Big Island
Franklin Odo .... historical advisor (as Dr. Franklin Odo)
Dennis Ogawa .... historical advisor (as Dr. Dennis Ogawa)
Gary Okihiro .... historical advisor (as Dr. Gary Okihiro)
Setsko Oyama .... production intern
Dan Perri .... title designer: opening titles
Carrie Portnoy .... production intern
George Prince .... assistant to director
Kimberly Quan .... assistant to producer
Lance Rae .... assistant to producer
Angela Robinson .... script supervisor
David Rock .... accountant
John Roscoe .... set medic
James Haruo Saito .... production intern
Yuki Sakamura .... unit publicist
Kent Sakoda .... historical advisor
Keiko Sakuma-Neubauer .... assistant to production coordinator
Eric Seabury .... production intern
Jill Senior .... production intern
Greg Spence .... production executive: Miramax
Michelle Spina .... script supervisor: second unit
Jeff Springer .... production assistant
Jeff Springer .... production intern
Ronald Takaki .... historical advisor (as Dr. Ronald Takaki)
Kennedy Taylor .... production coordinator: Tokyo
Anne Trumbone .... script advisor
Michiko Ueno-Herr .... assistant to director
Michiko Ueno-Herr .... script translator
Audrey Wasai .... production intern
Marco Williams .... advisor: funding
Enna Wilson .... production intern
Lauren K.K. Wong .... legal
Lea-Ann Yakabe .... intern coordinator
Gareth Yee .... production intern
Kathie Fong Yoneda .... script advisor
Kamo Yoshinoba .... production intern
Jessica Yu .... script advisor
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Rated PG-13 for sensuality
Runtime:
94 min | 98 min
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Trivia:
Toshiro Mifunes penultimate film roleSee more »
Quotes:
Miguel:[referring to Matsuji] Do I have to be HIS age before I can afford a bride like her?See more »

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22 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
A poignant and emotional portrayal of indentured servitude and arranged marriage in turn-of-the-century Hawaii., 22 June 2004
Author: (ad383) from Los Angeles, California

Picture Bride paints a realistic and moving portrait of what it must have been like for Japanese men brought to Hawaii at the turn of the 19th Century to work in the sugar cane fields. Most came planning to return to their homeland, but few were ever able to do so. Equally movingly portrayed is the fate of Japanese women, some as young as fifteen or sixteen, who were sent as promised brides to men they knew only through photographs that often were 10 or 15-years out of date, or were of some other younger man. They too worked long hard hours in the fields, while fighting homesickness and to preserve their dignity.

Director Hatta's portrayal of one picture bride's courage and perseverance struggling to survive in a strange land and alien society under great physical duress, is, ultimately, inspirational and uplifting--a story of moral and cultural survival. There is a grandness and magnificence of sweep of character and landscape in Picture Bride that captures the alluring beauty as well as violent harshness of colonial Hawaii. This is a film that is emotionally, intellectually and artistically rewarding.

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