The lives of two Australian women, Lorna Whyte, an army nurse, and Sister Berenice Twohill, a Catholic nun, from New South Wales during World War II.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (manuscript "The Lost Women of Rabaul")
Reviews
2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

New Blood (TV Series 2016)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The series follows junior investigators Stefan and Rash, who are brought together by a link between two seemingly unrelated cases.

Stars: Mark Addy, Ariyon Bakare, Anna Chancellor
Adventure | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Agatha Christie's crime-fighting duo, Tommy and Tuppence Beresford, solve mysteries and search for enemy spies in 1950s Britain.

Stars: Jessica Raine, David Walliams, James Fleet
Red Hill (2010)
Thriller | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A young police officer must survive his first day's duty in a small country town.

Director: Patrick Hughes
Stars: Ryan Kwanten, Steve Bisley, Tommy Lewis
The Scandalous Lady W (TV Movie 2015)
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An eighteenth century drama details the scandalous life of Lady Seymour Worsley.

Director: Sheree Folkson
Stars: Natalie Dormer, Aneurin Barnard, Shaun Evans
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

How far would decent human beings be willing to go, when tragedy blurs the line between just and unjust? With "A Second Chance", Susanne Bier and Anders Thomas Jensen have crafted another ... See full summary »

Director: Susanne Bier
Stars: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Ulrich Thomsen
13 Minutes (2015)
Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In November 1939, Georg Elser's attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler fails, and he is arrested. During his confinement, he recalls the events leading up to his plot and his reasons for deciding to take such drastic action.

Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel
Stars: Christian Friedel, Katharina Schüttler, Burghart Klaußner
The Square (2008)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A man's life begins to unravel when his mistress brings him a bag of cash.

Director: Nash Edgerton
Stars: David Roberts, Claire van der Boom, Joel Edgerton
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

George 'Beau' Brummel, a penniless but witty London gentleman, maintains a refined lifestyle with his loyal servant, cook Robinson. Only the friendship of the unpopular Hanoverian heir and ... See full summary »

Director: Philippa Lowthorpe
Stars: James Purefoy, Hugh Bonneville, Phil Davis
John Adams (TV Mini-Series 2008)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

The life of one of the USA's Founding Fathers, its second President, and his role in the nation's first 50 years.

Stars: Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney, John Dossett
Blood Brothers (TV Movie 2011)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Jeffrey Gilham had a perfect life. He lived on a river in the heart of Sydney's affluent Shire district. He was handsome, educated, a champion athlete, and a model son from a perfect family... See full summary »

Director: Peter Andrikidis
Stars: Lisa McCune, Tony Martin, Michael Dorman
The Beautiful Lie (TV Mini-Series 2015)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Anna is happily married. She has the perfect family. But one man will change it all.

Stars: Sarah Snook, Rodger Corser, Sophie Lowe
Clementine (TV Movie 2014)
Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A young troubled psychic sees her life changing in unexpected ways decides to stop running from her past and face her fears.

Director: Michael Dinner
Stars: Sarah Snook, Kevin Alejandro, Christian Camargo
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Sister Berenice Twohill
...
Lorna Whyte
...
Len
Anna Volska ...
Sister Cordula
...
Bishop Leo Scharmach
...
Kay Parker
Kuni Hashimoto ...
Japanese Captain
Kentaro Hara ...
Sugal
...
Cal
Helen Cassidy ...
Tootie
Catherine Miller ...
Sister Martha
...
Dave
Paulini Curuenavuli ...
Sister Marie
Ken Makio ...
Suzuki
Andrew Buchanan ...
Army Major
Edit

Storyline

The lives of two Australian women, Lorna Whyte, an army nurse, and Sister Berenice Twohill, a Catholic nun, from New South Wales during World War II.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | War

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

14 November 2010 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Nővérek a háborúban  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Waltzing Matilda
(uncredited)
Music by Christina McPherson
Lyrics by A.B. 'Banjo' Paterson
Whistled by the Australian soldier in the cell in Japan
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A must see movie
13 December 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Inspired by real events and based on Rod Miller's manuscript The Lost Women of Rabaul Sisters of War is a telemovie based on the true story of two Australian women, Lorna Whyte, an army nurse and Sister Berenice Twohill, a Catholic nun from New South Wales who survived as prisoners of war in Papua New Guinea during World War II. The two women remained friends for the remainder of their lives. Beautifully filmed with a feel of authenticity. The story of the Rabaul nurses would never have been told if it wasn't for an auctioneer who discovered a diary written by Grace Kruger, one of four civilian nurses captured by the Japanese in Rabaul in 1942. Apparently the diary was written cryptically as to confuse the Japanese soldiers and any casual reader and as a consequence went unnoticed for decades.


18 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Beautifully and movingly rendered work pmalt
Long forgotten horrors. beautifulbrugmansia
Lorna Whyte RustyHayNSW
Discuss Sisters of War (2010) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?