The Sea of Trees Movie

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Who's Involved:

Matthew McConaughey, Naomi Watts, Ken Watanabe, Chris Sparling, Gus Van Sant

Release Date:

Friday, August 26, 2016 ()

mature thematic material, some disturbing images and brief strong language

Runtime: 1 hr, 50 m
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

In this powerful story of love and redemption, Matthew McConaughey stars as Arthur Brennan, an American professor who travels to Japan in the midst of a personal crisis. As he wanders through a mysterious forest with a dark past, he experiences flashbacks of his fraught but loving relationship with his wife, Joan (Naomi Watts), and meets an enigmatic stranger, Takumi (Ken Watanabe), who is lost and injured. Arthur devotes himself to saving Takumi and returning him home to safety, and the two embark on a spiritual, life-changing journey of friendship, discovery, and healing—one which may ultimately re-connect Arthur with his love for his wife.

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Who stars in The Sea of Trees: Cast List

"Sing 2" , "The Dallas Buyers Club"  

"Boss Level" , "Lakewood"  

"Godzilla: King of the Monsters" , "Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant"  

Who's making The Sea of Trees: Crew List

A look at the The Sea of Trees behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Gus Van Sant last directed Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot and Promised Land. The film's writer Chris Sparling last wrote Down a Dark Hall and ATM.


Chris Sparling




Production Company

Waypoint Entertainment

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Production: What we know about The Sea of Trees?

Key Facts

  1. Premiered in competition at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.

Filming Timeline

  1. June 2016: The film was in Completed status.

The Sea of Trees Release Date: When was the film released?

The Sea of Trees was released in 2016 on Friday, August 26, 2016 (). There were 13 other movies released on the same date, including Don't Breathe, Mechanic: Resurrection and Remember the Goal.

When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

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