Picture Bride Poster

Release Date: 1994

PG-13|1 hr 38 min

Plot Summary
After the father of Riyo (Youki Kudoh) dies, she becomes the arranged wife of Matsuji (Akira Takayama), a migrant worker in Hawaii. Riyo travels from Japan to the United States, but finds it difficult adapting to the hard life working on a sugar plantation and living with Matsuji. Riyo becomes friends with another woman, Kana (Tamlyn Tomita), who came over as a bride as well. Riyo begins saving money to return to Japan, but tragic events make her evaluate where she belongs.

Cast: Youki Kudoh, Akira Takayama, Tamlyn Tomita, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Toshiro Mifune, Yoko Sugi

Director: Kayo Hatta

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Miramax

Keywords: Friend, Husband, Engaging, Wife, Escape, Transformation, Moving