Paradise Road (1997)


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Drama, History, War & Military
2h 2min
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Glenn Close
Adrienne Pargiter
Pauline Collins
Daisy 'Margaret' Drummond
Cate Blanchett
Susan Macarthy
Jennifer Ehle
Rosemary Leighton-Jones
Wendy Hughes
Mrs. Dickson
Johanna ter Steege
Sister Wilhelminia
Pamela Rabe
Mrs. Tippler
Clyde Kusatsu
Sergeant Tomiashi, 'The Snake'
Stan Egi
Captain Tanaka
David Chung
the interpreter
Sab Shimono
Colonel Hirota
Aden Young
Bill Seary


Paradise Road is a 1997 film which tells the story of a group of English, American, Dutch and Australian women who are imprisoned in Sumatra during World War II. It was directed by Bruce Beresford and stars Glenn Close as beatific Adrienne Pargiter, Frances McDormand as the brash Dr. Verstak, Pauline Collins as missionary Margaret Drummond (based on missionary Margaret Dryburgh), Julianna Margulies as American socialite Topsy Merritt, Jennifer Ehle as British doyenne and model Rosemary Leighton Jones, Cate Blanchett as Australian nurse Susan McCarthy and Elizabeth Spriggs as dowager Imogene Roberts. Basing his picture on real events, Bruce Beresford tells the story of a vocal orchestra created by the women in a Japanese P.O.W. camp, a classic survivors' tale extolling women's ability to survive hardship and atrocity through perseverance, solidarity and creativity.

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