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Sophie and the Rising Sun (2017)

Sophie and the Rising Sun
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The story of two interracial lovers in 1941, Sophie, an artist who also fishes and sells crabs to the townfolk, the other an Asian gentleman, swept up in the tides of history. As World War II rages in Europe, Mr. Ohta, appears in the town badly beaten and under mysterious circumstances. Sophie, a native of Salty Creek, quickly becomes transfixed by Mr. Ohta and a friendship born of their mutual love of art blossoms into a delicate and forbidden courtship. As their secret relationship evolves the war escalates tragically. And when Pearl Harbor is bombed, a surge of misguided patriotism, bigotry and violence sweeps through the town, threatening Mr. Ohta’s life. A trio of women, each with her own secrets—Sophie, along with the town matriarch and her housekeeper—rejects law and propriety, risking their lives with their actions.


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: January 13th, 2017 (Limited) by Monterey Media
MPAA Rating: R for some sexuality and nudity.
(Rating bulletin 2457 (Cert #50674), 1/4/2017)
Running Time: 105 minutes
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Keywords: 1940s, Life in a Small Town, World War II, Interracial Romance, Artists, Forbidden Romance, Bigotry
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Ever Green Pictures
Production Countries: United States


   Sophie Willis
Margo Martindale    Anne Morrison
Lorraine Toussaint    Salome Whitmore
   Grover Ohta
Diane Ladd    Ruth Jeffers
Mickey Dodge    Samille
Don Henderson Baker    Dr. Gilbert
Sabrina Mayfield    Matilda
Jan Hartsell    Minna
Cali Ward    Young Sophie

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Maggie Greenwald
Based on the Novel by    Augusta Trobaugh
Producer    Brenda Goodman
Producer    Nancy Dickenson
Producer    Lorraine Gallard
Producer    Maggie Greenwald
Director of Photography    Wolfgang Held
Editor    Keith Reamer
Production Designer    Darcy Scanlin
Composer    David Mansfield
Casting Director    Donna Morong
Co-Producer    Susan Lazarus

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