An oddball white woman (Julianne Nicholson) falls for a handsome and cultured Japanese-American man (Takashi Yamaguchi) after he's stranded in her rural South Carolina town. Despite his winning over her neighbors with his gardening skills and knowledge of blues records, the lovers must deal with racist disapproval of their relationship -- which only intensifies after the events of Pearl Harbor and the onset of WWII. Written and directed by Maggie Greenwald (who adapted the script from the novel of the same name by Augusta Trobaugh), Sophie and the Rising Sun made its world premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Violet LeVoit, Rovi
World War, 1939-1945
-- South Carolina
-- Social life and customs
World War, 1939-1945 -- South Carolina -- Japanese Americans -- Drama.
Japanese -- United States -- Drama.
Japanese Americans -- Drama.
Interracial dating -- South Carolina -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Nineteen forties -- Drama.
South Carolina -- Drama.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| Thousand Oaks, CA :2017
|Other Titles|| Sophie and the rising sun.
film director, film producer, screenwriter.
Goodman, Brenda, film producer.
Dickenson, Nancy, film producer.
Gallard, Lorraine, film producer.
Nicholson, Julianne, 1971- actor.
Toussaint, Lorraine, 1960- actor.
Martindale, Margo, 1951- actor.
Yamaguchi, Takashi, actor.
Ladd, Diane, actor.
Mansfield, David, 1956- composer.
Trobaugh, Augusta. Sophie and the rising sun.
Monterey Media, production company, publisher.
Ever Green Pictures, production company.
Julianne Nicholson, Margo Martindale, Lorraine Toussaint, Takashi Yamaguchi, Diane Ladd.
Director of photography, Wolfgang Held ; editor, Keith Reamer ; music, David Mansfield.
MPAA rating: R; for some sexuality and nudity.
Title from container.
Based on the novel by Augusta Trobaugh.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2016.
Bonus features: deleted scenes ; behind the scenes interviews.
DVD; region 1; widescreen (16:9) presentation; stereo and 5.1 surround.
1 videodisc (105 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.