Snow Falling on Cedars (1999)

Directed by
Scott Hicks

Carl, a fisherman in the waters off Washington state, has been found dead, drowned in own nets, but with a serious head wound. Was he murdered?

Post-war anti-Japanese sentiments are still running high, and the local Japanese community provides a murder suspect in the form of Kazuo, another fisherman, who had a grudge against Carl's family. Ishmael, the small town's newspaperman, may have the information that would acquit Kazuo, but can he ever put his jilted love for Hatsue (Kazuo's wife) aside?

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 100 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1999

3/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour


Image for Ethan HawkeEthan Hawke...Ishmael Chambers
Image for Youki KudohYouki Kudoh...Hatsue Imada Miyamoto
Reeve Carney...Young Ishmael Chambers
Anne Suzuki...Young Hatsue Imada
Image for Rick YuneRick Yune...Kazuo Miyamoto
Image for Max von SydowMax von Sydow...Nels Gudmundsson
Image for James RebhornJames Rebhorn...Alvin Hooks
Image for James CromwellJames Cromwell...Judge Fielding
Image for Richard JenkinsRichard Jenkins...Sheriff Art Moran
Arija Bareikis...Susan Marie Heine
Eric Thal...Carl Heine Jr.
Celia Weston...Etta Heine
Image for Daniel von BargenDaniel von Bargen...Carl Heine
Akira Takayama...Hisao Imada
Ako...Fujiko Imada