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Paradise Road

  • Directed By: Bruce Beresford

Synopsis: 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.

Cast
Frances McDormand

Dr. Verstak

Pauline Collins

Daisy 'Margaret' Drummond

Cate Blanchett

Susan Macarthy

Julianna Margulies

Topsy Merritt

Jennifer Ehle

Rosemary Leighton-Jones

Wendy Hughes

Mrs. Dickson

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Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Village Roadshow Entertainment
Samson Productions
Release Date: Apr 10th, 1997
Box Office: Not Available
Budget: Not Available
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