Snow Falling On Cedars

Theatrical Release: January 7, 1999
Snow Falling On Cedars
Not Recommended for Families


A hard-edged reporter follows the trial of a Japanese American charged with the murder of a white fisherman. What especially holds this cynical writer’s attention, is the wife of the accused – she, being his childhood friend and sweetheart. The film shifts back and forth, between the ‘40s where the internment of Japanese Americans affects the family of the reporter’s former love, and the ‘50s, where the murder trial wages, exposing the community’s prejudice, while the couple struggles with their feelings of love and betrayal.

Dove Review

Content Description

Profanity and obscenity; sensuality and sexual situations; disturbing wartime imagery, including severed limbs; racial slurs; smoking.


Source: Theater
Company: Universal Pictures
Writer: Ron Bass and Scott Hicks
Director: Scott Hicks
Producer: Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall
Genre: Unknown
Runtime: 127 min.
Industry Rating: PG-13
Starring: Ethan Hawke, James Cromwell, Richard Jenkins, Youki Kudoh, Sam Shepard, Rick Yune, Max Von Sydow.