Set in a 19th-century brothel, The sea is watching is the story of a beautiful young geisha, O-Shin (Nagiko Tohno), who harbours a samurai Hidetaka Yoshioka) seeking refuge. Falling in love with O-Shin, the samurai hopes to cleanse her of the sins of her profession. But fate and fortune conspire to keep the lovers apart. When another young man (Masatoshi Nagase) appears, a thunderous storm strikes their village. What, if anything, will survive nature's fury?
A tale of hope and sorrow
- The Sea Is Watching review by Shatner's Bassoon
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Set in 19th century Japan, the story of 'The Sea Is Watching' explores the lives of the women working in a seaside geisha house. The house is run by an elderly couple whose geisha staff are a group of women who know their trade and take pride in their careers, with each having a reason for turning to the life of a geisha. Overall, it's a charming, thoroughly watchable film, beautifully shot and with an ending which will leave you wanting more.