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Manu over 6 years ago
Liz Neu 7 years ago
Snow Falling on Cedars is a film directed by Scott Hicks. It is based on David Guterson's novel of the same title. It was released in 1999 and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Cinematography. Set on the fictional San Piedro Island in the northern Puget Sound region of the Washington state coast in 1951, the plot revolves around the murder case of Kazuo Miyamoto (Yune), a Japanese American accused of killing Carl Heine, a Caucasian fisherman. The trial occurs in the midst of deep anti-Japanese sentiments following World War II. Covering the case is the editor of the town's one-man newspaper, Ishmael Chambers (Hawke), a World War II veteran who lost an arm fighting the Japanese. Ishmael struggles with his love for Kazuo's wife, Hatsue (Kudoh), and his conscience, wondering if Kazuo is truly innocent. Spearheading the prosecution are the town's sheriff, Art Moran (Jenkins), and prosecutor, Alvin Hooks (Rebhorn). Leading the defense is the old, experienced attorney Nels...
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