Film: Snow Falling On Cedars

First a 1994 novel by David Gutterson, Snow Falling on Cedars was adapted as a 1999 film directed by Scott Hicks. It tells the story of the trial of Kabuo Miyamoto, a Japanese-American accused of murdering a white man, Carl Heine. The backstory dives into the entire community on a small, close-knit island. As the trial goes on, flashbacks establish the past relationship between the disillusioned journalist covering the case and Kabuo's wife, the beautiful Hatsue, from childhood.

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