SOPHIE AND THE RISING SUN

By Maggie GREENWALD

WAZABI FILMS - as SALES All rights, World

Romance - Completed 2016

In a small Southern US town in 1941, Sophie's life is transformed when an Asian man arrives under mysterious circumstances. Their love affair becomes the lightning rod for long buried conflicts that erupt in bigotry and violence.

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filmfest munich 2016
Sundance 2016
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Romance, Drama
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 116 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Maggie GREENWALD
    • Writer(s)
    • Maggie GREENWALD
    • Producer(s)
    • Brenda GOODMAN, Nancy DICKENSON, Lorraine GALLARD, Maggie GREENWALD
    • Synopsis
    • Set in the autumn of 1941 in Salty Creek, a fishing village in South Carolina, the film tells the dramatic story of interracial lovers swept up in the tides of history. As World War II rages in Europe a wounded stranger, Mr. Ohta, appears in the town 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. 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 to save him.
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