The love story between an Australian woman and a Balinese dancer.

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Maria
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Raka
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George
Peta Toppano ...
Judy
Rod Mullinar ...
Terry
Gillian Jones ...
Mitty
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Julie
Rebecca Smart ...
Tessa
Matthew Taylor ...
Simon
Vithawat Bunnag ...
Sali
Prasert
Lynda Stoner ...
Beth Mason
Ray Harding ...
Paul Mason
Penny Stehli ...
Mrs. Evans
Dibbs Mather ...
Reverend Whitely
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Maria was married to the politician George a long time ago. They have three children and Maria did everything for her husband. As she goes with him to a party, she discovers that he is having an affair. She travels with her best friends, Judy, to Thailand, where the dancer Raka woos her. She resists, but shortly before she leaves, she decides to stay in Thailand and starts an affair with him. She has to decide between her dreams and her family. Written by Rüdiger Meyer <Habeas_Corpus@t-online.de>

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31 March 1989 (USA)  »

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John Lone's dancing is the best thing about this film
27 September 2008 | by (Eugene, Oregon) – See all my reviews

The only thing I really liked about the movie was John Lone's dancing. I was mildly amused by his accent, which for all I know could be a typical Balinese accent, but to me it seemed affected and was merely amusing. The film is set in Phuket, Thailand, as is clearly stated in the story, though Lone's character is indeed supposed to be Balinese. Though I had some sympathy for Wendy Hughes' character, I didn't really care about any of the characters, none of which seemed that well-developed. The local color was adequate rather than inspired. Another commentator mentioned the behind-the-scenes soap opera regarding the writer and the director, which is somewhat interesting, (if true,) but how can we really know, and does it really matter?


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