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.

Directing:
  • Bruce Beresford

Writing:
  • Bruce Beresford

Stars:
Release Date: 1997-04-11
Metacritic: 6.9/10
TMDb: 6.2/10
  • Country: AU, US
  • Language: en
  • Runtime: 122
  • Budget: $16,000,000
Glenn Close
Glenn Close
Adrienne Pargiter
Julianna Margulies
Julianna Marg...
Topsy Merritt
Frances McDormand
Frances McDor...
Dr. Verstak
Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchet...
Susan Macarthy
Pauline Collins
Pauline Colli...
Daisy 'Margaret' Drummond
Jennifer Ehle
Jennifer Ehle
Rosemary Leighton-Jones
Wendy Hughes
Wendy Hughes
Mrs. Dickson
Johanna ter Steege
Johanna ter S...
Sister Wilhelminia
Elizabeth Spriggs
Elizabeth Spr...
Mrs. Roberts
Pamela Rabe
Pamela Rabe
Mrs. Tippler
Clyde Kusatsu
Clyde Kusatsu
Sergeant Tomiashi, 'The Snake'
Sab Shimono
Sab Shimono
Colonel Hirota
Penne Hackforth-Jones
Penne Hackfor...
Mrs. Pike
Lisa Hensley
Lisa Hensley
Edna
Susie Porter
Susie Porter
Oggi
Anita Hegh
Anita Hegh
Bett
Aden Young
Aden Young
Bill Seary
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