Far East | 2000
Adaptation of A.R. Gurney's play "Far East." Set in occupied Japan in 1954, the story focuses on a young naval officer, Sparky Watts, who is the heir to a Milwaukee beer fortune, and his relationship with his ship's captain and the captain's wife, Julia. Watts becomes trapped between his love for a beautiful Japanese woman and his family's value system, which he is trying to escape. Tensions mount at the collision between East and West, past with present, and duty with passion.