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Paradise Road (1997)

R  |   |  Drama, History, War  |  11 April 1997 (USA)
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Fact-based recounting of a group of women who are imprisoned on the island of Sumatra by the Japanese during World War II and used music as a relief to their misery.

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The group of women from different countries and social levels are prisoners in a Japanese POW camp, where one of them, Adrienne, who is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, organizes a vocal band in spite of their guards resistance. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for prisoner of war brutality and violence | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

A Estrada do Paraíso  »

Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$62,518 (USA) (11 April 1997)

Gross:

$1,921,471 (USA) (30 May 1997)
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Trivia

In 1982, the Peninsula Women's Chorus performed a tribute concert to the women in Australia recreating a concert from the surviving score transcripts. See more »

Goofs

An early night scene of the women swimming ashore (set in the week after 10 February 1942) shows the full moon. The moon was between last quarter and new moon that week. See more »

Quotes

Rosemary Leighton-Jones: Love is like a flame, it burns and is visible to all.
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Soundtracks

Bolero
Written by Maurice Ravel
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Moving moments - Put yourself in their place.
14 May 2003 | by (Corby, England) – See all my reviews

A little slow to start, but the plot picks up early in the film, and leaves you thinking about "What would you do in their position?" - not just the women internees, but also the Japanese Soldiers involved at the time. All are involved with their own emotions, as controlled from 'authorities' above them.

Based on a true event, you can watch this film and empathise with all of the characters (both 'Goodies' and 'Baddies'). You'll be left thinking very hard about the persons who 'did it' for real.

In the middle of the film, when the Vocal Orchestra perform Dvorak's "New World Symphony" without instruments, and at the end of the film, "Londonerry Air" (Oh Danny Boy), a box of tissues may be required accessories.


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