MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 5,566 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 111 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 3 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...

Related News

Whale Rider
| The Hollywood Reporter

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 61 titles
created 19 Jan 2014
 
a list of 20 titles
created 24 Jun 2014
 
a list of 663 titles
created 2 months ago
 
a list of 78 titles
created 1 month 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... 

Crush (1992)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

On the way to interview a novelist, Lane and Christina are involved in a car crash which leaves literary critic Christina brain-damaged. Lane undertakes the assignment and becomes attracted... See full summary »

Director: Alison Maclean
Stars: Marcia Gay Harden, Donogh Rees, Caitlin Bossley
Shopping I (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Directors: Mark Albiston, Louis Sutherland
Stars: Kevin Paulo, Julian Dennison, Jacek Koman
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

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

Director: Niki Caro
Stars: Kevin Costner, Maria Bello, Ramiro Rodriguez
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In a town called Hope on the edge of Britain's empire, desperations clash: the beautiful Dorothea Brook is desperate to free her pregnant sister Rose from the clutches of Fraser, a fortune ... See full summary »

Directors: Stewart Main, Peter Wells
Stars: Jennifer Ward-Lealand, Kevin Smith, Lisa Chappell
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Family drama set in New Zealand about Geoff Crome, a young boy (Fulford) who immerses himself in his own private fantasy world where he meets Firpo (Papps), a strange being who dreams of ... See full summary »

Director: Ian Mune
Stars: Stephen Fulford, Stephen Papps, Paul Gittins
The Gypsy (1975)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Hugo Sennart is a French Gypsy, wanted by the police for theft. The same inspector who's searching for him is also looking for a jewel thief, Yan Kuq, whose wife has died under suspicious ... See full summary »

Director: José Giovanni
Stars: Alain Delon, Paul Meurisse, Annie Girardot
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: John Hughes
Stars: Martin Jacobs, Gillian Jones, Jacek Koman
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
Mercy Peak (2001–2003)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Disenchanted with life in the city Dr Nicky Sommervile comes to the rural town of Bassett to work at a small country hospital.

Stars: Sara Wiseman, Timothy Balme, Renato Bartolomei
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

An old woman coughs up what she believes to be a tumor. While asleep, the thing crawls inside of her son and reproduces inside him, then causes him to go on a killing spree to feed it.

Director: Bret McCormick
Stars: Scott Davis, Jude Johnson, Blue Thompson
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: Margot Nash
Stars: Pamela Rabe, John Stanton, Toni Scanlan
Floating Life (1996)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An aging Hong Kong couple move to Australia with their two youngest sons. They stay with a daughter who has already begun a successful career. Meanwhile their eldest daughter lives in ... See full summary »

Director: Clara Law
Stars: Annette Shun Wah, Annie Yip, Anthony Brandon Wong
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:
?