PG-13 | | Drama, Mystery, Romance
A Japanese-American fisherman is accused of killing his neighbor at sea. In the 1950s, race figures into the trial. So does reporter Ishmael.
Production Designer Jeannine Oppewall joined the producers and director on months of scouting throughout the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. She said: "It was important to find the most poetic and visually arresting locations. Since the story reflects the impact of an accident."
Young Hatsue Imada:
Don't be sorry. I'm not.
When the sheriff and Susan Marie talk in the kitchen, the diaper on her shoulder disappears.
Jan Rubes and Sheila Moore are on the credits despite their scenes being deleted.
English, Japanese, German
$32,135 (USA) (26 December 1999)
$14,378,353 (USA) (12 March 2000)