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Sophie and the Rising Sun (2016)

R | | Drama | 22 January 2016 (USA)
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Autumn of 1941 in Salty Creek, a fishing village in South Carolina, two interracial lovers are swept up in the tides of history.

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Sophie Willis
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Grover Ohta
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Anne Morrison
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Ruth Jeffers
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Salome Whitmore
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Isabel
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Samille
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Dr. Gilbert
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Sheriff Cooper
David Dickson Reynolds ...
Reverend Jeffers
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Harold Jackson
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Matilda
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Minna
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Young Sophie
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Young Ruth
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Set in the autumn of 1941 in Salty Creek, a fishing village in South Carolina, the film tells the dramatic story of interracial lovers swept up in the tides of history. As World War II rages in Europe a wounded stranger, Mr. Ohta, appears in the town under mysterious circumstances. Sophie, a native of Salty Creek, quickly becomes transfixed by Mr. Ohta and a friendship born of their mutual love of art blossoms into a delicate and forbidden courtship. As their secret relationship evolves the war escalates tragically. When Pearl Harbor is bombed, a surge of misguided patriotism, bigotry and violence sweeps through the town, threatening Mr. Ohta's life. A trio of women, each with her own secrets - Sophie, along with the town matriarch and her housekeeper - rejects law and propriety, risking their lives with their actions. Written by monterey media inc.

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Rated R for some sexuality and nudity
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22 January 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sophie ve Günesin Dogusu  »

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$5,636 (USA) (27 January 2017)

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$16,658 (USA) (10 February 2017)
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This movie marks the second collaboration between Julianne Nicholson and Margo Martindale. They previously appeared together in August: Osage County (2013). See more »

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Beautiful film, wonderful acting - gorgeous movie!
15 February 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Sophie and the Rising Sun" is a beautifully filmed movie with excellent acting - Margo Martindale and Lorraine Toussaint are particularly strong and give outstanding performances. Visually the film is gorgeous. Wolfgang Held brings magic to the screen with his incredible rich and intense cinematography. Though the story is set in a different time period it vibrates with relevance to today. Sophie comes to us at a time when we can only benefit by the questions it raises. You leave the film with the sad recognition that what was once still exists today. Prejudice and bigotry remains.


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