Picture Bride Movie Review 1994

Information and Film Reviews for Picture Bride the Movie

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Familiar immigrant saga finds 17-year-old Japanese Riyo (Kudoh) setting off for Hawaii in 1918 as a "picture bride" to a husband she's never met but with whom she's exchanged photos (hence the title). Riyo's shocked to discover her intended, sugar-cane worker Matsuji (Takayama), has deceived her with an out-of-date picture and is at least 25 years older than she. She refuses to consummate the marriage and goes to work in the fields, intending to earn money for her passage home but of course things don't work out quite as Riyo intends. Japanese with subtitles.


Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521-1120, Toll-free: 800-723-4763, URL: http://www.bvhe.com

Available on VHS
Running time 95 minutes.
Originally from Japanese.

Cast and Crew

Period Piece: 1910s, Marriage, Hawaii
Kayo Hatta, Mari Hatta, Diane Mark
Yoko Sugi, Youki Kudoh, Akira Takayama, Tamlyn Tomita, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
Claudio Rocha
Kayo Hatta
Cliff Eidelman
Toshiro Mifune
Lisa Onodera, Diane Mei Lin Mark, Thousand Cranes Filmworks, Miramax Films


Sundance 1995: Aud. Award.

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