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Title:
Snow falling on cedars
Uniform Title:
Snow falling on cedars (Motion picture)
ISBN:
9780783240329
Distribution:
Universal City, CA : Universal Studios, [2000]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (approximately 128 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Widescreen format (aspect ratio 2.35:1).

Based on the novel by David Guterson.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1999.

Special features include: Spotlight on location, the making of Snow falling on cedars ; feature commentary with Scott Hicks ; deleted scenes ; Manzanar ; theatrical trailer.
Contents:
Snow falling on cedars -- Spotlight on location.
Summary:
A murder trial has upset the quiet community of San Piedro, and now this tranquil village has become the center of controversy. For a local reporter the trial strikes home when he finds his ex-lover is linked to the case.
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MPAA rating: PG-13.
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Nine years after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, a small town in the Pacific Northwest still struggles with the troubling legacy of U.S. policies against Asian-Americans. In December 1950, just off the shores of San Piedro Island in Washington, a Japanese-American man named Kazuo Miyamoto (Rick Yune) stands accused of murder after his close friend Carl Heine (Eric Thal) is found drowned in icy waters. As the trial gets under way, with Alvin Hooks (James Rebhorn) prosecuting Kazuo and Nels Gudmundsson (Max Von Sydow) defending him, reporter Ishmael Chambers (Ethan Hawke) covers the proceedings for the local newspaper. It's difficult for Ishmael to view the trial objectively, as his first love was a Japanese-American girl named Hatsue (Youki Kudoh), who later married Kazuo. Now, Ishmael has discovered that, when the Japanese-American residents of San Piedro Island were sent to internment camps during World War II, Carl's mother used their incarceration to scuttle a land purchase by Kazuo's family. This could suggest a motive for murder, but Ishmael is reluctant to step forward with the story. Snow Falling on Cedars was based on the best-selling novel by David Guterson, adapted for the screen by Ron Bass and writer/director Scott Hicks. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi