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Snow Falling on Cedars [DVD] [Widescreen]

  • PG-13
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • From the director of SHINE comes this multi-layered drama of love, betrayal, and forgiveness, based on the novel by David Guterson. In a small Pacific Northwest town in the 1950s, a Japanese-American man (Yune) is tried for the murder of a man based on a long-standing grudge. Reporter Ishmael Chambers (Hawke) may be able to prevent injustice from happening, but he and the man's wife (Kudoh) are childhood sweethearts who split apart when the Japanese community of the town was sent to internment camps after Pearl Harbor. Ishmael must balance his sense of betrayal and lost opportunity with the desire to do the right thing. Director Hicks uses a series of overlapping flashbacks to tell his story in a complex, fable-like manner, joined by magnificent cinematography and music.
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    • Rating - Disturbing Images, Sensuality and Brief Strong Language
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 20558

  • Credits
    Ethan Hawke, James Cromwell, Richard Jenkins, James Rebhorn, Sam Shepard, Samuel Shepard Rogers, Max Von Sydow, Max von Sydow, Youki Kudoh, Eric Thal, Zeljko Ivanek, Rick Yune
  • Critic Reviews
    "SNOW FALLING ON CEDARS is an impeccably crafted [film]..."
    Variety

    "...Gorgeous visuals, from perfectly-framed snowscapes to rainswept cedar forests..."
    Total Film

    "...Visual ambition..." -- 3 out of 5 stars
    Premiere

    "...[A] complex network of subplots....A commentary not just on race relations but also on human relations..." -- 4 1/2 out of 5 stars
    Box Office

    "...A handsomely shot, delicately felt film....SNOW is compelling..."
    USA Today

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