Snow Falling on Cedars

Snow Falling on Cedars (1999)

First loves last forever.

  • Genre: Drama, Romance
  • Release Date: 1999-12-22
  • User Rating: 6.0/10 from 127 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 7min
  • Language: Deutsch
  • Production Company: Universal Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Scott Hicks
star 6.1/10
From 127 Ratings


In the 1950s, a Japanese-American fisherman is suspected of killing his neighbour at sea. For Ishmael, a local reporter, the trial strikes a deep emotional chord when he finds his ex-lover is linked to the case. As he investigates the killing, he uncovers some startling clues that lead him to a shocking discovery.

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  • Ethan Hawke

    as Ishmael Chambers
  • Youki Kudoh

    as Hatsue Miyamoto
  • Reeve Carney

    as Young Ishmael Chambers
  • Anne Suzuki

    as Young Hatsue Imada
  • Rick Yune

    as Kazuo Miyamoto
  • Max von Sydow

    as Nels Gudmundsson
  • James Rebhorn

    as Alvin Hooks
  • James Cromwell

    as Judge Fielding
  • Richard Jenkins

    as Sheriff Art Moran
  • Arija Bareikis

    as Susan Marie Heine
  • Eric Thal

    as Carl Heine Jr.
  • Celia Weston

    as Etta Heine
  • Daniel von Bargen

    as Carl Heine Sr.
  • Akira Takayama

    as Hisao Imada
  • Ako

    as Fujiko Imada
  • Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

    as Zenhichi Miyamoto
  • Zak Orth

    as Deputy Abel Martinson
  • Max Wright

    as Horace Whaley
  • Sam Shepard

    as Arthur Chambers
  • Caroline Kava

    as Helen Chambers
  • Jan Rubeš

    as Ole Jurgensen
  • Sheila Moore

    as Liesel Jurgensen
  • Zeljko Ivanek

    as Dr. Whitman
  • Seiji Inouye

    as Young Kazuo Miyamoto
  • Saemi Nakamura

    as Sumiko Imada
  • Mika Fujii

    as Yukiko Imada
  • Dwight McFee

    as Bus Driver
  • Bill Harper

    as Levant
  • Henry O

    as Nagaishi
  • Myles Ferguson

    as German Soldier
  • Noah Heney

    as Ship's Doctor
  • John Destry

    as Bailiff
  • A. Arthur Takemoto

    as Buddhist Priest
  • Ken Takemoto

    as Monk
  • Larry Musser

    as Gas Station Attendant
  • Jamie Kang

    as Singing Girl
  • Lili Marshall

    as Strawberry Girl
  • Lisa Mena

    as Strawberry Woman
  • Jethro Heysen-Hicks

    as Parade Boy with Stick
  • Tom Heaton

    as Juror
  • Frank C. Turner

    as Juror
  • Marilyn Norry

    as Juror
  • Peter Crook

    as Fisherman
  • Ron Snyder

    as Fisherman
  • Mark Farrell

    as Fisherman
  • Jay Brazeau

    as Reporter
  • Tom Scholte

    as Reporter
  • Timothy Burd

    as Reporter
  • Gareth Williams

    as FBI Agent
  • Anthony Harrison

    as FBI Agent
  • Adam Pospíšil

    as Heine Child
  • John Brynelsen

    as Heine Child
  • Sean Akira

    as Man in the Courtroom (uncredited)
  • Bart Anderson

    as Principal (uncredited)
  • Barry Brandt

    as Marine (uncredited)
  • Robert J. Burke Jr.

    as Tarawa Marine (uncredited)
  • Don 'Tex' Clark

    as Staff Sergeant (uncredited)
Camera Robert Richardson Director of Photography
Production Kathleen Kennedy Producer
Production Frank Marshall Producer
Sound James Newton Howard Original Music Composer
Editing Hank Corwin Editor
Writing Ronald Bass Screenplay
Production Ronald Bass Producer
Costume & Make-Up Renee Ehrlich Kalfus Costume Design
Production David Rubin Casting
Art Jim Erickson Set Decoration
Crew Charles Croughwell Stunts
Art Jeannine Oppewall Production Design
Art William Arnold Supervising Art Director
Writing Scott Hicks Screenplay
Directing Scott Hicks Director
Production Kerry Heysen Associate Producer
Production Carol Baum Executive Producer
Production Richard Vane Co-Producer
Production Harry J. Ufland Producer
Art Doug Byggdin Art Direction
Writing David Guterson Novel
Production David Guterson Co-Producer
Crew Troy Robinson Stunts
Production Lloyd A. Silverman Executive Producer