Paradise Road (1997)

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.

  • Bruce Beresford

  • Bruce Beresford

Release Date: 1997-02-11
themoviedb icon 6.6/10
  • Country: AU, US
  • Language: English | Nederlands | 日本語 | Bahasa melayu
  • Runtime: 122
  • Budget: $16,000,000

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Jennifer Ehle
Jennifer Ehle
Rosemary Leighton-Jones
Glenn Close
Glenn Close
Adrienne Pargiter
Frances McDormand
Frances McDor...
Dr. Verstak
Pauline Collins
Pauline Colli...
Daisy 'Margaret' Drummond
Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchet...
Susan Macarthy
Julianna Margulies
Julianna Marg...
Topsy Merritt
Wendy Hughes
Wendy Hughes
Mrs. Dickson
Johanna ter Steege
Johanna ter S...
Sister Wilhelminia
Elizabeth Spriggs
Elizabeth Spr...
Mrs. Roberts
Clyde Kusatsu
Clyde Kusatsu
Sergeant Tomiashi, 'The Snake'
Sab Shimono
Sab Shimono
Colonel Hirota
Susie Porter
Susie Porter
Anita Hegh
Anita Hegh
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