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Writers (WGA):
Alex Lasker (written by) &
Bill Rubenstein (written by)
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Release Date:
25 August 1995 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Truth has a witness
Plot:
Laura is trying to pick up the pieces of her life after the murder of her husband and son, and goes on vacation with her sister to Burma... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
2 wins & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Underrated picture See more (47 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Patricia Arquette ... Laura Bowman
U Aung Ko ... U Aung Ko

Frances McDormand ... Andy Bowman

Spalding Gray ... Jeremy Watt
Tiara Jacquelina ... San San, Hotel Desk Clerk
Kuswadinata ... Colonel at Hotel (as Kuswadinath Bujang)

Victor Slezak ... Mr. Scott
Jit Murad ... Sein Htoo
Ye Myint ... Zaw Win
Cho Cho Myint ... Zabai
Johnny Cheah ... Min Han
Haji Mohd Rajoli ... Karen Father
Azmi Hassan ... Older Karen Boy
Ahmad Fithi ... Younger Karen Boy
Adelle Lutz ... Aung San Suu Kyi
Mohd Wan Nazri ... Checkpoint Soldier #1 at Train
Zaidi Omar ... Checkpoint Officer #1 at Train
Roslee Mansor ... Checkpoint Soldier #2 at Train
Michael Pickells ... Nick Bowman
Enzo Rossi ... Danny Bowman
Ridzuan Hashim ... Officer Min
Samko ... Bird Man
Norlela Ismail ... Young Sula Woman
Ramona Sánchez-Waggoner ... Female Tourist #1
Nyak Osman ... Village Headman
Yusof Abdul Hamid ... River Trader
Lutang Anyie ... Karen Leader
Dion Abu Bakar ... Rapist
Ali Fiji ... Fuel Vendor
Yeoh Keat Chye ... BLK Beret Major
Johari Ismail ... BLK Beret Sergeant
Rashidi Mohd ... Secret Policeman
William Saw ... Bandana Man
Ann Howard ... Australian Doctor
Manisah Mandin ... Aung Ko's Daughter

Charley Boorman ... Photographer

Hani Mohsin Hanafi ... Young Monk / Soldier
Ismail Din ... Myanmar Official
Jamaludin Rejab ... Cig Soldier #1
Aung ... Cig Soldier #2
Peter Win ... Aung Ko's Helper
John Mindy ... Myanmar Soldier
U Kyaw Win ... Sula Aide / Budda Monk (as Dr. U Kyaw Win)
Gael D'Oliviera ... French Boy #1
Pascale D'Oliviera ... French Mother
Gilles D'Oliviera ... French Father
Asmi Wahab ... Sula Commander
Albert Thaw ... Sula Officer
Mansell Rivers-Bland ... Hotel Guest
Siti Abdullah ... Village Woman
Satish Chand Bhandari ... Aung Ko's Friend
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Espérance Pham Thai Lan ... San San (uncredited)

Directed by
John Boorman 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Alex Lasker (written by) &
Bill Rubenstein (written by)

Produced by
John Boorman .... producer
Walter Donohue .... associate producer
Mark Egerton .... associate producer
Alex Lasker .... co-producer
Eric Pleskow .... producer
Bill Rubenstein .... co-producer
Sean Ryerson .... executive producer
Sean Ryerson .... producer
Barry Spikings .... producer
 
Original Music by
Hans Zimmer 
 
Cinematography by
John Seale 
 
Film Editing by
Ron Davis 
 
Casting by
Mary Gail Artz 
Barbara Cohen 
 
Production Design by
Anthony Pratt 
 
Art Direction by
Errol Kelly 
 
Set Decoration by
Eddie Fowlie 
 
Costume Design by
Deborah Kramer 
 
Makeup Department
Felicity Bowring .... key makeup artist
Maire O'Sullivan .... assistant makeup artist
Lloyd Yeoh Seng Chee .... assistant hair stylist
Larry Waggoner .... key hair stylist
 
Production Management
Asoka Perera .... unit production manager
Chandran Rutnam .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mark Egerton .... first assistant director
Sherard Jayasuriya .... second second assistant director
Liz Legum .... third assistant director
Philip A. Patterson .... second assistant director (as Phil Patterson)
Toby Pease .... first assistant director: second unit
Emma Pounds .... second assistant director
Emma Schofield .... first assistant director: second unit
 
Art Department
Martin Atkinson .... draughtsman
Aloysius Chan .... props buyer
John Davey .... scenic artist
Daya Dollapihila .... sculptor
Eddie Fowlie .... property master
Kathleen Fowlie .... assistant set dresser
Charles Green .... plasterer foreman
Lal Harindranath .... property master
U.U. Illangakoon .... sculptor
Wimal Jayawardene .... sculptor
K.D. Justin .... construction coordinator
Sena Mabulage .... chief props
Sena Mabulage .... painter foreman
Sena Mabulage .... stand-by painter
Senaka Nawaratne .... scenic artist
Christina Phun .... assistant props buyer
Sunil Premaratine .... second stand-by props
Mansell Rivers-Bland .... head sculptor
Ajith Seneviratne .... general foreman
Peter Singho .... sculptor
Derek Wallace .... stand-by props
Sunil Wijeratne .... assistant art director
Sunil Wijeratne .... propmaker foreman
Nimal Wijesiri .... labor foreman
Adrian Start .... supervising painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Pat Brennan .... dialogue editor
Scott Crafford .... assistant sound editor
Mike Dowson .... foley mixer
Ian Fuller .... supervising sound editor
John Hayward .... re-recording mixer
John Ireland .... foley supervisor
Robert Ireland .... assistant sound editor
Jenny Lee Wright .... foley artist
Pauline Martin .... foley artist
Teddy Mason .... adr supervisor (as Ted Mason)
Geoff Mist .... foley recordist
Christine Newell .... assistant sound editor
Bob Robinson .... dialogue editor
Mark J. Wasiutak .... boom operator
Gary Wilkins .... sound mixer
Sandy Buchanan .... post-production sound assistant (uncredited)
Tom Meadows .... sound mixer (uncredited)
Tim Partridge .... dolby sound consultant (uncredited)
Richard Pryke .... assistant re-recording mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Ron Cartwright .... special effects
Kevin Draycott .... special effects
John Evans .... special effects coordinator
Bill Hansard .... projectionist: special effects (as Billy Hansard)
Garth Inns .... special effects
Digby Milner .... special effects
Robert Nugent .... special effects
Harry Stokes .... special effects
Phil Stokes .... special effects
Barry Whitrod .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Craig Zerouni .... digital opticals effects
 
Stunts
Raymond Chia .... stunts
William Ong .... stunt coordinator
Francie Phang .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Greg Allen .... electrician
John Breslin .... first assistant camera: second unit
David Burr .... director of photography: second unit
Robbie Burr .... best boy electric
Shaun Conway .... electrician
U.S. Goonatilleke .... grip
Warren Grieef .... grip: second unit
Anna Howard .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Benn Hyde .... best boy grip
Darrin Keough .... first assistant camera
Selva Kumar .... electrician: second unit
John Lee .... electrician
Gamini Mallawarachchi .... generator operator
Nihal Mallawarachchi .... generator operator
Brett Matthews .... second assistant camera: second unit
Benedict Pereira .... grip: second unit
Michael Pickells .... camera technician
Ian Plummer .... gaffer
Thilak Pushpakumara .... grip
Bill Rubenstein .... still photographer
John Seale .... camera operator
Brad Shield .... Steadicam operator
Brad Shield .... camera operator: "b" camera
Nihal Silva .... grip
Rebecca J. Steele .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Paul Thompson .... dolly grip
Paul Thompson .... key grip
D. Van Gramberg .... electrician (as Denham Van Gramberg)
Michael Vivian .... grip (as Mick Vivian)
Julie Wurm .... second assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Zul Akbar .... extras casting
Hafis Hafim .... extras casting
Amy Elisabeth Sabel .... casting assistant
Mohd Wan Nazzi .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kathleen Gore-Misko .... on-set costumer (as Kathleen Misko)
Amber Jordyn .... assistant costumer
For Soon Lap Ang .... seamstress
Alvin Lew .... assistant costumer
Arabella Lockhart .... assistant costumer
Ernest Misko .... costume department head
Rob Nevis .... assistant costumer
 
Editorial Department
John Stanborough .... color timer
Sylvia Wheeler .... negative cutter
 
Location Management
Azlila Binti Hazlam .... location assistant
Habibou Haron .... location assistant
Subramanian Mani .... location manager
 
Music Department
Nick Glennie-Smith .... composer: additional music
Nick Glennie-Smith .... conductor
Gavin Greenaway .... orchestrator
Richard Harvey .... composer: additional music
Graham Prescott .... orchestrator
Maggie Rodford .... score producer
Adam Milo Smalley .... music editor
Adam Milo Smalley .... music producer
Marc Streitenfeld .... assistant composer
Fiachra Trench .... orchestrator
Hans Zimmer .... music producer
Richard Harvey .... musician: flute and ethnic pipes (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Brian Hathaway .... transportation captain
Rudy Neoh Kok Wah .... transportation coordinator
David Marder .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Shaik 'Ramli' Abdullah 'Aina' .... accounting clerk
Hilary Adahms .... stand-in
Claudette Almeida .... production coordinator
Lylie Almeida .... accountant: India (as Lylie Almedia)
Kelley Baker .... assistant accountant
John Beharrell .... post-production accountant
Dave Bennett .... assistant accountant
Peter Benoit .... publicist
Desiree Bertasso .... assistant: Mr. Boorman
Sylvia Byrne .... assistant: Mr. Boorman
Robert L. Catron .... production liaison: Los Angeles (as Robert Catron)
Vincent Chin .... production assistant
Andy Clarke .... safety coordinator
Alan Clements .... special advisor
Betsy Filwood .... production coordinator
Gwyn Griffiths .... assistant: Mr. Spikings
Bill Hansard .... process projectionist (as Billy Hansard)
Pauline Hume .... title designer
Debra James .... shipping coordinator
Chandra Kaliimuthu .... production assistant
Krishnan Kaliimuthu .... production assistant
Reena Kaur .... production assistant
Susie Loh .... production assistant
Robin Moyer .... photograph source
Mustapha Muhammad .... production assistant
Ernie Mundell .... assistant production coordinator
Rangi Nikora .... safety coordinator
Amy Ong .... production assistant
Pat Rambaut .... script supervisor
A. Sivarajah .... medic (as Doctor A. Sivarajah)
Aung San Suu Kyi .... photograph source
Ramona Sánchez-Waggoner .... production accountant
Ramona Villarrial .... assistant accountant
Ramona Villarrial .... assistant: Mr. Boorman
U Kyaw Win .... special advisor (as Dr. U Kyaw Win)
Jean-Pierre Vincent .... press attache: France (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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MPAA:
Rated R for depiction of violent political oppression
Runtime:
100 min | Turkey:93 min (TV version)
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Finland:K-16 | Germany:12 (w) | Iceland:12 (original rating) | Iceland:16 (video rating) | Italy:VM14 | Norway:15 | Peru:14 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:12 | Spain:13 | Sweden:15 | UK:12 | UK:15 (video rating) | USA:R (certificate #33655)
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Trivia:
Jodie Foster, Meryl Streep and Michelle Pfeiffer were all considered for the lead role.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: Some of the women are wearing men's longyi (skirts).See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Laura Bowman:The trip was Andy's idea. It was easier to say yes than argue. Always that way with my sister. She meant well. Touch of the exotic east would get me away from all the things that reminded me of what happened. But it didn't. Where ever I looked, I saw only the moment when my life ended.
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46 out of 50 people found the following review useful.
Underrated picture, 6 March 2001
Author: amolad from Los Angeles, Calif.

This is one of the most underrated movies of the 1990s. If you allow yourself to identify with the Patricia Arquette character, you will find it to be a very moving story of a woman regaining a sense of purpose to her life, and finding a new will to live.

Arquette's performance is brave because it is purposefully "wooden" -- it's a way of defining her character's spiritual death, her complete lack of a desire to be alive. She moves through life like a zombie because her family has been murdered and she can't see the point of living. What is moving is how in the course of the story, she is reawakened -- by the Burmese landscape, by the beautiful quality of its people and landscapes, and by the primal choices she is forced to confront.

Boorman supports this visually (and Hans Zimmer supports it with one of his most gorgeous, haunting scores) with an often static camera and with a propensity to shoot through glass, windows, windshields, etc. We are on the outside looking in, just like Arquette.... until she finds herself deep in the jungle and is forced to choose whether or not to fight for her life.

I recommend the 1954 movie THE PURPLE PLAIN as well. It's a similar story in a similar setting, and makes for a fascinating comparison.

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