Set within the autumn of 1941 in Salty Creek, a fishing village in South Carolina, the movie tells the dramatic story of interracial lovers swept up within the tides of historical past. As World Struggle II rages in Europe a wounded stranger, Mr. Ohta, seems within the city below mysterious circumstances. Sophie, a local of Salty Creek, shortly turns into transfixed by Mr. Ohta and a friendship born of their mutual love of artwork blossoms into a fragile and forbidden courtship. As their secret relationship evolves the warfare escalates tragically. When Pearl Harbor is bombed, a surge of misguided patriotism, bigotry and violence sweeps by the city, threatening Mr. Ohta’s life. A trio of girls, every along with her personal secrets and techniques – Sophie, together with the city matriarch and her housekeeper – rejects regulation and propriety, risking their lives with their actions.