Picture Bride

Overview

The struggles of a young Japanese who leaves her home to marry an stranger are chronicled in this historical drama based on true stories. Picture brides were Japanese women contracted to marry Japanese sugar-cane laborers working in Hawaii. The couple would agree to marry based on the photos they sent to one another. Riyo, an orphaned 17-year old, sails from Yokohama to Hawaii to marry Matsuji. She is appalled to see that Matsuji sent her an old photograph and that he is 25 years older than she. Angered, the ...
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Overview

The struggles of a young Japanese who leaves her home to marry an stranger are chronicled in this historical drama based on true stories. Picture brides were Japanese women contracted to marry Japanese sugar-cane laborers working in Hawaii. The couple would agree to marry based on the photos they sent to one another. Riyo, an orphaned 17-year old, sails from Yokohama to Hawaii to marry Matsuji. She is appalled to see that Matsuji sent her an old photograph and that he is 25 years older than she. Angered, the spunky bride refuses to sleep with her new husband. She is however obligated to work on the plantation. The miserable girl finds solace with her new friend Kana, a young mother. Riyo decides she will earn her way back to Japan even though, at only sixty five cents per day, it could take years to save the $300 for the return fare. She meets more obstacles and continues to stay away from her husband until a tragedy befalls Kana. This serves to bring the two together and leads Riyo to accept her new life.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/14/2011
  • UPC: 031398138914
  • Original Release: 1995
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  • Source: Miramax Lionsgate
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled / Dubbed
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 1:35:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 16,199

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Youki Kudoh Riyo
Akira Takayama Matsuji
Tamlyn Tomita Kana
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa Kanzaki
Toshiro Mifune The Benshi
Yoko Sugi Aunt Sode
Technical Credits
Kayo Hatta Director, Original Story, Screenwriter
Mark Adler Score Composer
Ada Akaji Costumes/Costume Designer
Nina Blake Associate Producer
Emmett J. Dennis III Asst. Director
Cliff Eidelman Score Composer
Mallory Gottlieb Editor
Paul Guncheon Production Designer
Mari Hatta Original Story, Screenwriter
Lynzee Klingman Editor
Diane Mei Lin Mark Original Story, Producer
Eleanor R. Nakama Associate Producer
Lisa Onodera Producer
Claudio Rocha Cinematographer
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