• Snow Falling on Cedars (2000)

Snow Falling on Cedars

Release Date: January 7th, 2000

DVD Release Date: May 30th, 2000

PG-13 |2 hr 6 min

Plot Summary

Fog as thick and palpable as cotton hangs suspended over San Piedro Island. On the bay, a flickering lantern signals distress from a crippled fishing boat, while elsewhere a freighter lurches blindly through the chalky mist. By morning, sea and sky are clear, but the tranquil village of fisherman and berry farmers will forever be changed. For one man has lost his life, and another -a childhood friend- has been charged with taking it. An investigation is launched. The trial begins.

Cast: Ethan Hawke, James Cromwell, Richard Jenkins, James Rebhorn, Sam Shepard, Eric Thal, Max von Sydow, Youki Kudoh

Director: Scott Hicks

Genres: Historical drama

Production Co: Kennedy/Marshall, Universal Pictures

Keywords: Judge, Endearing, Pursuit, Temptation, 1950s, Wife, Love interest, Murder, Forbidden love, Emotional

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Jay CarrBoston Globe

    The kind of richly layered film that Hollywood seldom attempts, much less brings off. But it's more than brought off here in grand, solid style and beautifully crafted detail. show more

  • 62
    Larry TerenziMr. Showbiz

    Hicks is far less interested in resolving dramatic conflicts than in framing shots. show more

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Uusually satisfying in the way it unfolds. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Awards

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