MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 24,474 this week

Memory & Desire (1998)

6.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.3/10 from 106 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 2 critic

Niki Caro directed this romantic drama from New Zealand, adapted from Peter Wells' story, Of Memory & Desire, about the doomed affair of a Japanese couple on their honeymoon in New Zealand.... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Live Chat with Keanu Reeves

We conducted a Live Chat with Keanu about his upcoming film John Wick.


Related News

Whale Rider
| The Hollywood Reporter

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 56 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 579 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Memory & Desire" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Memory & Desire (1998)

Memory & Desire (1998) on IMDb 6.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Memory & Desire.
4 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

North Country (2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A fictionalized account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the United States -- Jenson vs. Eveleth Mines, where a woman who endured a range of abuse while working as a miner filed and won the landmark 1984 lawsuit.

Director: Niki Caro
Stars: Charlize Theron, Jeremy Renner, Frances McDormand
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Jack and Dora, abandoned by their parents as babies, are desperate to find each other after years of adoption. Jack's young life has been spent with a sadistic family. Dora, whose life has ... See full summary »

Director: Garth Maxwell
Stars: Alexis Arquette, Sarah Smuts-Kennedy, Bruno Lawrence
Sweetie (1989)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Based solely on a tea leaf reading, superstitious and introspective Kay believes she and Louis are destined to fall in love with each other, he who she is able to convince of the same ... See full summary »

Director: Jane Campion
Stars: Geneviève Lemon, Karen Colston, Tom Lycos
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A story set in nineteenth-century China and focusing on the life-long friendship between two girls who develop their own secret code as a way to contend with the rigid social norms imposed on women.

Director: Wayne Wang
Stars: Bingbing Li, Gianna Jun, Vivian Wu
Delicacy (2011)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A French woman mourning over the death of her husband three years prior is courted by a Swedish co-worker.

Directors: David Foenkinos, Stéphane Foenkinos
Stars: Audrey Tautou, François Damiens, Bruno Todeschini
Ragtime (1981)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A young black pianist becomes embroiled in the lives of an upper-class white family set among the racial tensions, infidelity, violence, and other nostalgic events in early 1900s New York City.

Director: Milos Forman
Stars: James Cagney, Elizabeth McGovern, Howard E. Rollins Jr.
Bright Star (2009)
Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The three-year romance between 19th-century poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne near the end of his life.

Director: Jane Campion
Stars: Abbie Cornish, Ben Whishaw, Paul Schneider
Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An omnibus of short films by auteur directors based on Dreams.

Directors: Kenneth Anger, Asia Argento, and 40 more credits »
Stars: Kenneth Anger, Tadanobu Asano, Brian Butler
McFarland USA (2015)
Drama

A track coach in a small California town transforms a team of athletes into championship contenders.

Director: Niki Caro
Stars: Kevin Costner, Maria Bello, Morgan Saylor
Sure to Rise (1994)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Niki Caro
Stars: Hester Joyce, Joel Tobeck, Olie Rennie
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Norman Forsey
John Hancox
Ian Hughes
...
Tour Guide
Brenda Kendall ...
Jeanette
Yuri Kinugawa ...
Sayo
Tim Lee
Wayne McGoram
Charley Murphy Samau
Yôko Narahashi ...
Mrs. Nakajima
...
Keiji
John Paekau
Grant Rosoman
Senri Sakurai
Midori Takei
Edit

Storyline

Niki Caro directed this romantic drama from New Zealand, adapted from Peter Wells' story, Of Memory & Desire, about the doomed affair of a Japanese couple on their honeymoon in New Zealand. The body of Keiji is pulled ashore on a New Zealand beach; his widow Sayo then tells the tale in flashback: Attracted to Keiji, Sayo marries him over the objections of his mother. Keiji becomes depressed when it seems he cannot consummate their marriage. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

24 June 1999 (New Zealand)  »

Also Known As:

Emlék és vágy  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Behind the Scenes of 'Whale Rider' (2003) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Comment by: Bhob Stewart, All Movie Guide
23 November 2006 | by (Hungary) – See all my reviews

Niki Caro directed this romantic drama from New Zealand, adapted from Peter Wells' story, Of Memory & Desire, about the doomed affair of a Japanese couple on their honeymoon in New Zealand. The body of Keiji (Eugene Nomura) is pulled ashore on a New Zealand beach; his widow Sayo (Yuri Kinugawa) then tells the tale in flashback: Attracted to Keiji, Sayo marries him over the objections of his mother (Yoko Narahashi). Keiji becomes depressed when it seems he cannot consummate their marriage. However, they succeed in their hotel room and also later at a beach cave where Keiji carves the word "love" inside the cave before tragedy strikes. In Tokyo, Sayo rebels against Keiji's family. Returning to New Zealand, she suffers mental collapse as she constructs a shrine in the cave.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
I just saw Whale Rider FlorenceLawrence
Discuss Memory & Desire (1998) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?