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The Ginger Tree (1989– )

TV Mini-series | 240 min | Drama

In 1903, a young Scotswoman goes to join her diplomat fiancé in Manchuria. She marries him, and finds herself in a war zone. Disenchanted with her husband, she falls in love with a married Japanese nobleman, Count Kentaro Kurihama, and ...See moreIn 1903, a young Scotswoman goes to join her diplomat fiancé in Manchuria. She marries him, and finds herself in a war zone. Disenchanted with her husband, she falls in love with a married Japanese nobleman, Count Kentaro Kurihama, and bears him a son. She carves out a life for herself in Japanese society, despite the hardships and ostracism she faces as both a Westerner and a woman. Written by Kathy Li See less
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Nov 26, 1989 (United Kingdom)

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49 cast members
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Samantha Bond
Mary MacKenzie Mary MacKenzie   See fewer
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Daisuke Ryû
Count Kentaro Kurihama Count Kentaro Kurihama   See fewer
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Fumi Dan
Baroness Aiko Onnodera Baroness Aiko Onnodera   See fewer
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Joanna McCallum
Alicia Bassett-Hill Alicia Bassett-Hill   See fewer
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Adrian Rawlins
Captain Richard Collingsworth Captain Richard Collingsworth   See fewer
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Cécile Paoli
Isabelle de Chamonpierre Isabelle de Chamonpierre   See fewer
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Shigeru Muroi
Minagawa Minagawa   See fewer
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Hironori Wada
Taro (3 Months Old) Taro (3 Months Old)   See fewer
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Mari Shirato
Countess Kurihama Countess Kurihama   See fewer
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Nicholas Le Prevost
Sir Claude MacDonald Sir Claude MacDonald   See fewer
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Saike Koike
Komoro Komoro   See fewer
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Carol Starks
Margaret Blair Margaret Blair   See fewer
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Togo Igawa
Yoshio Nomura Yoshio Nomura   See fewer
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Tetsurô Tanba
Hirushi Tsushima Hirushi Tsushima   See fewer
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Yoshinori Yamamoto
Japanese Soldier Japanese Soldier   See fewer
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Nicholas Farrell
Father Anthony Father Anthony   See fewer
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Oliver Parker
Michael Evans Michael Evans   See fewer
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Toshie Ogura
Fukuda Fukuda   See fewer
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Satoru Saitô
Katsugi Katsugi   See fewer
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Kae Shimada
Mrs. Yamanuchi Mrs. Yamanuchi   See fewer
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Jean Badin
Armand de Chamonpierre Armand de Chamonpierre   See fewer
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Hiroshi Iyo
Dr. Ikeda Dr. Ikeda   See fewer
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Nanako Tsukamoto
Miss Arima Miss Arima   See fewer
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Eiji Kusuhara
Takashi Maruyama Takashi Maruyama   See fewer
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Haruko Satsuki
Mrs. Katsura Mrs. Katsura   See fewer
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Kwong Chee Leong
Yao Tsu Yao Tsu   See fewer
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Shikan Nakamura
Shigenoi (Kabuki Mother) Shigenoi (Kabuki Mother)   See fewer
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Toshi Shioya
Akira Suzuki Akira Suzuki   See fewer
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Kankurô Nakamura
Sankichi (Kabuki Child) Sankichi (Kabuki Child)   See fewer
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Iya Ihibangase
Taro (as a baby) Taro (as a baby)   See fewer
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Wataru Sakamoto
Taro (3 Months Old) Taro (3 Months Old)   See fewer
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Colin Stinton
Bob Dale Bob Dale   See fewer
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Takeshi Ôbayashi
Takashi Okamoto Takashi Okamoto   See fewer
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Barbara Barnes
Emma Lou Dale Emma Lou Dale   See fewer
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Ryôta Sakanishi
1st Deportation Officer 1st Deportation Officer   See fewer
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Ryan Coleman
Richard Dale (3 Months Old) Richard Dale (3 Months Old)   See fewer
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Eddie Yeoh
2nd Deportation Officer 2nd Deportation Officer   See fewer
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Ryan Le Neveu
Bob Dale Jr. Bob Dale Jr.   See fewer
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Chisato Matsuoka
Store Attendant Store Attendant   See fewer
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Harry Burton
1st Secretary British Embassy 1st Secretary British Embassy   See fewer
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Ken'ichi Yajima
Captain Nobushige Ozaki Captain Nobushige Ozaki   See fewer
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Richard Nowacki
Charles Dale Charles Dale   See fewer
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Alexander Davenport
Richard Dale (3 Years Old) Richard Dale (3 Years Old)   See fewer
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Billie Trubridge
Daniel Dale Daniel Dale   See fewer
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Russian Officer Russian Officer   See fewer
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8.2 / 10 | 126 votes