Sophie and the Rising Sun

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2017 | Drama Adaptation | 1hr, 56m

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... more

In Movie Theaters U.S.

Friday, January 13, 2017

On DVD

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

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DIRECTOR

Maggie Greenwald

Screenwriter

Maggie Greenwald

Companies

Monterey Media

Rating MPAA

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Storyline

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 Asian 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 with their actions.
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  • Based on the novel by Augusta Trobaugh

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