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The War Between Us (1995)

Two Canadian families run into conflict when the Japanese one is interned as official enemy aliens during World War II.


Anne Wheeler


Sharon Gibbon

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shannon Lawson ... Peg Parnum
Mieko Ouchi Mieko Ouchi ... Aya Kawashima
Robert Wisden ... Ed Parnum
Ian Tracey ... Jig Parnum
Juno Rinaldi ... Marg Parnum (as Juno Ruddell)
Robert Ito ... Mr. Kawashima
Ruby Truly Ruby Truly ... Mrs. Kawashima
Jennifer Clement ... Ann
Kevin McNulty ... Tom McIntyre
Jane Hancock ... Mary Jean (6 yrs old)
Kayla Hogue Kayla Hogue ... Mary Jean (8 yrs old)
Warren Takeuchi ... Toyo
Manami Hara Manami Hara ... Yoshiko
Matthew Walker ... Harold Smyles
Dolores Drake ... Mabel Tibbits


In World War II British Columbia, Canada, a Japanese immigrant family has to endure the racist Canadian policy of being interned and their property confiscated as "enemy aliens". At the same time, a white Canadian family has to deal with their own feelings as they agree to be work as employees in this policy with Japanese being held in their area. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Drama | History






English | Japanese

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10 December 1995 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Krieg und Liebe See more »

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Dedicated to the memory of Frances Hicks, and to Kana Enomoto, who returned to Canada in 1976. See more »

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Excellent historical perspective
29 March 2001 | by pmharveySee all my reviews

A well told story that reminds us of a shameful period of Canadian history. I highly recommend this movie and if one has the chance to visit the Nisei Centre in New Denver, BC it would add to one's appreciation for this story. Interesting that 'Snow Falling on Cedars' was filmed partly in Greenwood, BC, an actual internment site during the war, which ironically is shown in the movie as the place that the Japanese-Americans are removed from.

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