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Leonie

Overview

Emily Mortimer stars in director Hisako Matsui's lavish period drama centering on the life story of Leonie Gilmour, an early 20th century literary editor whose troubled romance with celebrated Japanese poet Yone Noguchi resulted in the birth of famed artist Isamu Noguchi. A graduate of Philadelphia's Bryn Mawr College, Leonie Mortimer puts her dreams of becoming an editor aside when she accepts a job teaching at an all-girl's high school. When Leonie becomes an editor for dynamic Japanese poet Yone, their ...
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Overview

Emily Mortimer stars in director Hisako Matsui's lavish period drama centering on the life story of Leonie Gilmour, an early 20th century literary editor whose troubled romance with celebrated Japanese poet Yone Noguchi resulted in the birth of famed artist Isamu Noguchi. A graduate of Philadelphia's Bryn Mawr College, Leonie Mortimer puts her dreams of becoming an editor aside when she accepts a job teaching at an all-girl's high school. When Leonie becomes an editor for dynamic Japanese poet Yone, their professional relationship quickly gives way to passion, and an unplanned pregnancy. Upon learning he will soon become a father, Yone hastily returns home to Japan. Fearing that their child will endure racial discrimination in America, Leonie, too, moves to Japan. There, despite a distinct lack of professional opportunities, the single mother raises a child who would grow into one of the great Japanese artists of his time.
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Special Features

Closed-Caption Making of Leonie Interview with the director (In Japanese) Isamu Noguchi
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/14/2013
  • UPC: 012233289121
  • Original Release: 2010
  • Source: Monterey Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:42:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 55,258

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Emily Mortimer Leonie Gilmour
Shidou Nakamura Yone Noguchi
Christina Hendricks Catherine
Mary Kay Place Albiana, Leonie's Mother
Jan Milligan Isamu Noguchi
Saburou Teshigawara Isamu Noguchi (older)
Keiko Takeshita Setsu Koizumi
Masatoshi Nakamura Toshu Senda
Bowie Gunn Young Isamu
Julian Ogawa Young Isamu
Daichi Flaherty Young Isamu
Takashi Kashiwabara
Kazuko Yoshiyuki
Mieko Harada
Technical Credits
Hisako Matsui Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Patrick Aiello Producer
Ashok Amritraj Producer
Suichi Fukatsu Producer
Manu Gargi Producer
Craig Hayes Editor
Sabine Hoffmann Editor
Yuuki Itoh Producer
Joyce Jun Producer
Giles Masters Production Designer
Masao Nagai Producer
Tetsuo Nagata Cinematographer
Emily Schweber Casting
David Wiener Screenwriter
Osamu Yamaguchi Production Designer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Leonie
1. Chapter 1 [:14]
2. Chapter 2 [7:38]
3. Chapter 3 [8:49]
4. Chapter 4 [8:09]
5. Chapter 5 [10:46]
6. Chapter 6 [10:24]
7. Chapter 7 [7:10]
8. Chapter 8 [8:26]
9. Chapter 9 [5:57]
10. Chapter 10 [1:08]
11. Chapter 11 [4:13]
12. Chapter 12 [10:33]
13. Chapter 13 [7:00]
14. Chapter 14 [11:23]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Leonie
   Play
   Scene Selection
   Bonus Features
      Making Of Leonie
      Interview With The Director (In Japanese)
      Isamu Noguchi
   Trailer
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      Take Me Home
      The Blue Butterfly
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