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Sayonara is a 1957 film which tells the story of an American soldier who falls in love with a Japanese girl during the Korean War. It stars Marlon Brando, Patricia Owens[?], James Garner, Martha Scott, Miiko Taka[?], Miyoshi Umeki[?], Red Buttons[?] and Ricardo Montalban.

The movie was adapted by Paul Osborn[?] from the novel by James Michener[?]. It was directed by Joshua Logan[?].

It won Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Red Buttons), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Miyoshi Umeki), Best Art Direction-Set Decoration and Best Sound. It was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Marlon Brando), Best Cinematography, Best Director, Best Film Editing, Best Picture and Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium.

Sayonara is Japanese for 'goodbye'.

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