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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Maggie Greenwald

Writers:

Maggie Greenwald (screenplay), Augusta Trobaugh (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julianne Nicholson ... Sophie Willis
Takashi Yamaguchi ... Grover Ohta
Margo Martindale ... Anne Morrison
Diane Ladd ... Ruth Jeffers
Lorraine Toussaint ... Salome Whitmore
Karen Wheeling Reynolds ... Isabel
Mickey Dodge ... Samille
Don Henderson Baker ... Dr. Gilbert
Joel Murray ... Sheriff Cooper
David Dickson Reynolds David Dickson Reynolds ... Reverend Jeffers
Kenneth Charles Graham Kenneth Charles Graham ... Harold Jackson
Sabrina Mayfield Sabrina Mayfield ... Matilda
Jan Hartsell ... Minna
Cali Ward Cali Ward ... Young Sophie
Meredith Jackson ... Young Ruth
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexuality and nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This movie marks the second collaboration between Julianne Nicholson and Margo Martindale. They previously appeared together in August: Osage County (2013). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dr. Gilbert: [examining stranger] Know who he is?
Sheriff Cooper: Don't know why he ended up here. Got no wallet. Not a penny in his pocket. His bus was comin' from New York City. He mighta gotten on anywhere between there and here. Poor fella.
Dr. Gilbert: These are worker's hands. Could be a farmer.
Boy: Is that a Chinaman, Dr. Gilbert?
Dr. Gilbert: Sure is, Zack.
Sheriff Cooper: What's your name, boy?
Stranger: [straining] Ohta.
Sheriff Cooper: Don't even talk English.
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Connections

Features The Monster Walks (1932) See more »

Soundtracks

The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came
Traditional French melody
Lyrics by Sabine Baring-Gould
Performed by David Mansfield
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Totally enjoyable, full of emotion, and intrigue
17 June 2017 | by funndsunxoxoSee all my reviews

This movie was a winner for me. I enjoy true to life stories. I knew it was a winner within the first 10 minutes. Gripping, tantalizing and oh.... so romantic. The characters kept my attention. The emotion they emit is so sweet. The story is interesting and held my attention. I wanted more and did not want to stop watching it. So happy to share. I don't find many movies that are 10 stars for me and hope you enjoy it also. This is for true romantics.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sophie and the Rising Sun See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$34,630

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$34,630
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Sophie Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

6-Track Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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