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2 hr. 2 min.

Plot Summary
A group of foreign women -- including an educated British musician (Glenn Close), an Australian nurse (Cate Blanchett) and an American socialite (Julianna Margulies) -- leave Singapore during World War II. When their boat is attacked, they wash up in Japanese-occupied Sumatra and end up in a POW camp. Conditions there are grim, with prisoners brutally punished for minor violations. But the captives soon decide to form a singing group that just may lift these very different women out of misery.

Cast: Glenn Close , Pauline Collins , Cate Blanchett , Frances McDormand , Julianna Margulies , Jennifer Ehle , Elizabeth Spriggs , Tessa Humphries

Director: Bruce Beresford

Genres: Drama

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Release Date: January 1st, 1997|2 hr. 2 min.

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  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    What should have been an affecting film becomes a rank blend of sentiment and sadism in the hands of Bruce Beresford, the Australian writer and director. show more

  • 50
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    A big problem in the beautifully shot movie, with top-billed Glenn Close heading a fine ensemble cast, is that there are too many characters. show more

  • 38
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    It settles for the recycled emotions of the past despite the fact "Schindler's List" has forever made such treatment shamefully passe. [18Apr1997 Pg.03.D] show more

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