Picture Bride (1994)

Director
Kayo Hatta

Main cast
Youki Kudoh; Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa; Tamlyn Tomita; Akira Takayama; Toshirō Mifune

Genres
Drama, Foreign, Romance

Description
The story of 16-year-old Riyo who journeys to Hawaii in 1918 to marry a man she has never met, except through photographs and letters they have exchanged. Hoping to escape a troubled past and to start anew, Riyo is bitterly disappointed upon her arrival: her husband is twice her age and Hawaii is not the paradise she expected. As Riyo comes to terms with her new home, she discovers a land full of hardship, struggle--and unexpected joy.


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