Set in the autumn of 1941 in Salty Creek, a willowy fishing village in South Carolina, the film tells the compelling story of two interracial lovers, Sophie, an artist who also fishes and sells crabs to the townfolk, the other an Asian gentleman, swept up in the tides of history. As World War II rages in Europe, Mr. Ohta, appears in the town badly beaten and 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. And 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.
- Director: Maggie Greenwald
- Country: USA
- Genre: Drama
- Year: 2017
- Run Time: 01:45:00
- imdb Score: 6.9/10 (46 votes)
- Language: English
- Rating: R
- Cast: Julianne Nicholson, Takashi Yamaguchi, Margo Martindale
Rex Reed - NEW YORK OBSERVER
"Greenwald and cinematographer Wolfgang Held linger on the idyllic beauty of the salt marsh and trees draped with Spanish moss, using the vivid cerulean of native blue crabs to link her characters."
Serena Donadoni - VILLAGE VOICE
"But in a movie that would pass the Bechdel test with flying colors, however gently mannered its vintage vibe, she gives us four supremely gifted performers striking complex notes as women living in comparatively benighted times"
Sheri Linden - LOS ANGELES TIMES
Munich Int'l Film Festival 2016
Stockholm Int'l Film Festival 2016
Sundance Film Festival 2016