Snow Falling on Cedars

Snow Falling on Cedars

A murder trial has upset the quiet community of San Piedro, and now this tranquil village has become the center of controversy. For Ishamael Chambers (Hawke), 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.

Co-starring James Cromwell, Sam Shepard and Max Von Sydow, Snow Falling on Cedars is "hypnotic, mesmerizing and inspiring" (ABC-TV).


  • Ethan Hawke

  • James Cromwell

  • Richard Jenkins

  • James Rebhorn

  • Sam Shepard

  • Eric Thal

  • Max von Sydow

  • Youki Kudoh

  • Rick Yune

  • Zeljko Ivanek

  • Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa


Scott Hicks


Bonus Features

  • Spotlight on Location
  • Feature Commentary with Director Scott Hicks
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Manzanar
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Production Notes
  • Cast and Filmmakers
  • Universal Showcase
  • Recommendations

Technical Information

  • Run Time: 128
  • MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Disturbing Images, Sensuality and Brief Strong Language)
  • Audio: English
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • English SDH
  • Picture: Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1)
Snow Falling on Cedars

  • PG-13
  • Drama Mystery Suspense
  • 128min