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Paradise Road

R| 1 hr. 55 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

Distributor: 20th Century Fox, Fox

Paradise Road (1997)

Release Date: April 11th, 1997|1 hr. 55 min.

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fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 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

  • The exceptionally strong cast showcases American, British, and Australian actresses, all of whom show an astonishing willingness to appear in physically unflattering circumstances (no makeup, hair and skin caked with drying mud). show more

  • It's a beautiful movie. Too beautiful for its own good, really. show more

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