Ethan Hawke, Youki Kudoh, Reeve Carney, Anne Suzuki, Rick Yune, Max von Sydow, James Rebhorn, James Cromwell, Richard Jenkins, Arija Bareikis, Eric Thal, Celia Weston, Daniel von Bargen, Akira Takayama, Ako, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Zak Orth, Max Wright, Sam Shepard, Caroline Kava, Jan Rubes, Sheila Moore, Zeljko Ivanek, Seiji Inouye, Saemi Nakamura
Ishmael is a local reporter covering a murder trial involving the 1954 death of a fisherman in a small island community in the Pacific Northwest. What first looks like a straight-forward case soon turns into a unnerving series of mysteries, intensified by flashbacks to WWII Japanese concentration camps and the realization that the wife of the accused murderer is his childhood sweetheart.
- Robert Richardson Nominee for the 1999 Academy Award for Cinematography
- Robert Richardson was nominated in the feature film category for the 1999 Outstanding Achievement Award sponsored by the American Society of Cinematographers.