The Wash (1988)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Marriage Drama  |   Release Date - Aug 17, 1988 (USA)  |   Run Time - 94 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Veteran Hawaii-born actor Mako is never less than brilliant in director Michael Toshiyuki Uno's The Wash. The film is a study of love lost and love renewed in California's Asian community. Since his retirement, a husband (Mako) becomes increasingly sullen and withdrawn. Only when his wife (Nobu McCarthy) announces that she wants a separation does the husband begin to reexamine his life. While the story in The Wash is a familiar one, its ethnic overtones set the film apart from others of its ilk.

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retirement, husband-and-wife, separation, family, love