Release Info - Picture Bride (1994)
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Picture Bride (1994)

Genres: Drama, Romance

Taglines: Hawaii, 1918. She left Japan for a man she had never met, in a new world she couldn't imagine... America.

Director: Kayo Hatta

Writers: Kayo Hatta, Mari Hatta, Diane Mei Lin Mark

Stars: Yûki Kudô, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Tamlyn Tomita, Akira Takayama, ...

The story of 16-year-old Riyo who journeys to Hawaii in 1918 to marry a man she has never met, except through photographs and letters they have exchanged. Hoping to escape a troubled past and to start anew, Riyo is bitterly disappointed upon her arrival: her husband is twice her age and Hawaii is not the paradise she expected. As Riyo comes to terms with her new home, she discovers a land full of hardship, struggle--and unexpected joy.

Release Dates:

France (Cannes Film Festival)
USA (Sundance Film Festival)
USA 28 Apr 1995 (New York City, New York)
USA 05 May 1995
Spain 10 May 1996
Greece 17 May 1996
Japan 08 Jun 1996
UK 17 Jan 1997
Hungary 27 Mar 1997
Brazil 19 Jan 1996
Germany 09 May 1996

Also Known As:

(original title) Picture Bride
Brazil A Mulher Prometida
Germany Das Geheimnis der Braut
Spain La foto del compromiso
Greece (TV title) I fotografia tis nyfis
Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title) Synoikesio
Hungary Óceán hozott
Italy Il prezzo della vita
Japan Bijo photo
Romania Alesul din fotografie
Sweden Brud per fotografi
Sweden Postorderbruden
Australia Picture Bride
Japan (English title) Picture Bride
New Zealand (English title) Picture Bride
USA Picture Bride
South Africa (English title) Picture Bride
Russia Невеста по фотографии