- Rated: PG-13
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 2 hours, 8 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: May 30, 2000
- Originally Released: 1999
- Label: Universal Studios
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Dual Layer
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.35
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 2.35
- Dolby Digital 3.0 - French
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Additional Release Material:
- Behind the Scenes
- Alternate Scenes: Deleted Scenes/Outtakes
- Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
- Audio Commentary: Scott Hicks - Director
- Text/Photo Galleries
- Text/Photo Galleries:
- Production Notes
- Biographies: Cast & Crew
Performers, Cast and Crew:
"SNOW FALLING ON CEDARS is an impeccably crafted [film]..."
Total Film - 06/01/2000
"...Gorgeous visuals, from perfectly-framed snowscapes to rainswept cedar forests..."
Premiere - 07/01/2000
"...Visual ambition..." -- 3 out of 5 stars
Box Office - 12/01/1999
"...[A] complex network of subplots....A commentary not just on race relations but also on human relations..." -- 4 1/2 out of 5 stars
USA Today - 12/22/1999
"...A handsomely shot, delicately felt film....SNOW is compelling..."
Based on David Guterson's best-selling novel, this is the story of a Japanese-American who must stand trial for the murder of a man with whom he's had a lifelong grudge. Ishmael Chambers (Ethan Hawke) is a reporter who has information that could potentially prove the defendant's innocence, but complications arise when he discovers that the man's wife (Youki Kudoh) was his first love. The two were forced to separate after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, but their reunion has Chambers confused about which choice he should make. Gorgeous photography highlights this romantic drama with a political edge.
From the director of SHINE comes this multi-layered drama of love, betrayal, and forgiveness, based on the novel by David Guterson. In a small Pacific Northwest town in the 1950s, a Japanese-American man (Yune) is tried for the murder of a man based on a long-standing grudge. Reporter Ishmael Chambers (Hawke) may be able to prevent injustice from happening, but he and the man's wife (Kudoh) are childhood sweethearts who split apart when the Japanese community of the town was sent to internment camps after Pearl Harbor. Ishmael must balance his sense of betrayal and lost opportunity with the desire to do the right thing. Director Hicks uses a series of overlapping flashbacks to tell his story in a complex, fable-like manner, joined by magnificent cinematography and music.
Based On A Novel |
Murder Investigations |