Major Lloyd Gruver, a Korean War flying ace reassigned to Japan, staunchly supports the military's opposition to marriages between American troops and Japanese women. But that's before Gruver experiences a love that challenges his own deeply set prejudices... and plunges him into conflict with the U.S. Air Force and Japan's own cultural taboos.
"I am not allowed to love. But I will love you if that is your desire..." Marlon Brando and an exquisite new Japanese star. They LIVE James A. Michener's story of defiant desire. It is called "Sayonara"
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Did You Know?
The only Best Picture Oscar nominee that year to be also nominated for Best Art Direction. See more
Most of the movie was filmed in Kyoto, not Kobe. See more
I'm so frightened and confused. I cannot think. I cannot even understand your thinking.
Referenced in Domo Arigato
Words and Music by Irving Berlin
Performed by Miiko Taka
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