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.
This was Scott Hicks's second film to be nominated for an Academy Award. The first, Shine (1996), got seven Oscar nominations with one win in 1997.
Young Hatsue Imada:
Do you think this is wrong?
Young Ishmael Chambers: Your friends would. Your dad would kill me.
Young Hatsue Imada: My mom is the problem.
Fujiko Imada: Stay away from white boys. Marry one of your own kind, whose heart is strong and gentle.
Young Ishmael has amber brown eyes. Adult Ishmael has greenish hazel eyes.
Jan Rubes and Sheila Moore are on the credits despite their scenes being deleted.
English, Japanese, German
$32,135 26 December 1999