Sophie and the Rising Sun Movie

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Who's Involved:

Julianne Nicholson, Margo Martindale, Diane Ladd, Lorraine Toussaint, Maggie Greenwald, Takashi Yamaguchi

Release Date:

Friday, January 13, 2017 (Limited)

Rating: N/A

Runtime: 1 hr, 56 m

Plot: What's the story about?

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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A look at the Sophie and the Rising Sun behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Maggie Greenwald last directed The Last Keepers.


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Key Facts

  1. Based on the novel by Augusta Trobaugh

Filming Timeline

On or about January 8, 2017, the film was in Completed status.

Sophie and the Rising Sun Release Date: When was it released?

Sophie and the Rising Sun was released in 2017 on Friday, January 13, 2017 (Limited release). There were 16 other movies released on the same date, including Sleepless, Monster Trucks and Live by Night.

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

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