Picture Bride

  • 1995
  • Movie
  • PG-13
  • Drama, Historical, Romance

This lyrical Japanese romance (the debut film of woman director Kayo Hatta) tells the story of 16-year old mail-order bride who finds herself wedded to a middle-aged plantation laborer in 1918 Hawaii. Effective as a portrait of the evolution of an unusual marriage; instructive as a reminder of the racist exploitation of Japanese labor that built Hawaii...read more

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This lyrical Japanese romance (the debut film of woman director Kayo Hatta) tells the story of 16-year old mail-order bride who finds herself wedded to a middle-aged plantation laborer in 1918 Hawaii. Effective as a portrait of the evolution of an unusual marriage; instructive as a

reminder of the racist exploitation of Japanese labor that built Hawaii and much of California.

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  • Released: 1995
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Review: This lyrical Japanese romance (the debut film of woman director Kayo Hatta) tells the story of 16-year old mail-order bride who finds herself wedded to a middle-aged plantation laborer in 1918 Hawaii. Effective as a portrait of the evolution of an unusual… (more)

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