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Picture Bride

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Picture Bride

Release Date: May 05, 1995

Year    :   1995
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Drama, History
Production Companies    :   Cecile Company, Thousand Cranes Filmworks
Director    :   Kayo Hatta
Producers    :   Nina Blake, Dana Satler Hankins, Lisa Onodera, Eleanor R. Nakama, Paul Mayersohn, Diane Mei Lin Mark, Anna Fishburn, Yumi Takada, Marilyn Carrera Killeri
Writers    :   Kayo Hatta, Kayo Hatta, Mari Hatta, Mari Hatta, Diane Mei Lin Mark
RunTime    :   94 mins.

Riyo, an orphaned 17-year old, sails from Yokohama to Hawaii in 1918 to marry Matsuji, a man she has never met. Hoping to escape a troubled past and start anew, Riyo is bitterly disappointed upon her arrival: her husband is twice her age. The miserable girl finds solace with her new friend Kana, a young mother who helps Riyo accept her new life.

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