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Echoes of Paradise (1987)

R | | Drama | 31 March 1989 (USA)
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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An exotic love story from the Producer of 'Shine' and the Director of 'Rabbit Proof Fence'. See more »

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Echoes of Paradise (1987) was originally set and was to be filmed in Bali in Indonesia but damaging media coverage about the country in Australia meant the movie, for political reasons, was not shot and set there, with Phuket in Thailand replacing Bali in Indonesia. See more »

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Solid movie about a woman in search of herself
11 December 1999 | by (Edinburgh, Scotland) – See all my reviews

This film does not break any new ground, but the script and cinematography are solid and satisfying. Not brilliant--just very good. It is about a woman lost in the roles of wife and mother and in search of a greater sense of identity. If nothing else, see this movie for John Lone's performance as the traditional Balinese dancer. He is exotic, mysterious and unobtainable (I am reminded of his role in M. Butterfly). Very remarkable


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