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Picture Bride (1994)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 5 May 1995 (USA)
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.

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Kayo Hatta

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Kayo Hatta (screenplay), Kayo Hatta (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Yûki Kudô ... Riyo
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa ... Kanzaki
Tamlyn Tomita ... Kana
Akira Takayama ... Matsuji
Yôko Sugi Yôko Sugi ... Aunt Sode
Christianne Mays Christianne Mays ... Miss Pieper
Toshirô Mifune ... The Benshi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Ashby Michael Ashby ... McCullum
James Grant Benton James Grant Benton ... Antone
Glenn Cannon Glenn Cannon ... Mer. Pieper
Lito Capiña Lito Capiña ... Augusto
Peter Clark Peter Clark ... Christian minister
Warren Fabro Warren Fabro ... Felipe
Michael Hasegawa Michael Hasegawa ... Immigration officer
Kyle Kakuno Kyle Kakuno ... Yamamoto
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Storyline

The story of 16-year-old Riyo who journeys to Hawaii in 1918 to marry a man she has never met, except through photographs and letters they have exchanged. Hoping to escape a troubled past and to start anew, Riyo is bitterly disappointed upon her arrival: her husband is twice her age and Hawaii is not the paradise she expected. As Riyo comes to terms with her new home, she discovers a land full of hardship, struggle--and unexpected joy. Written by <raq@netcom.com>

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Hawaii, 1918. She left Japan for a man she had never met, in a new world she couldn't imagine... America.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sensuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

Japan | USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

5 May 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Picture Bride See more »

Filming Locations:

Waialua, O'ahu, Hawaii, USA

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Gross USA:

$1,238,905
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Originally scheduled to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January 1994 but was withdrawn at the filmmakers' request and instead premiered the following year. See more »

Quotes

Miss Pieper: [suspecting that something is wrong with Kana] Kana, how is everything with your husband?
Kana: [quietly] Good day, Miss Pieper.
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A MATURE RESPONSE
13 February 2000 | by airbSee all my reviews

For a mature man, to admit that he shed a tear over this film is a mature response, to a mature film.

If one need admit more then perhaps one could say that, "Life" can never be the same, after viewing such advent for it has moved us to the next level.


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