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John Misto (screenplay)
Rod Miller (manuscript "The Lost Women of Rabaul")
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14 November 2010 (Australia) See more »
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. | Add synopsis »
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Claire van der Boom ... Sister Berenice Twohill

Sarah Snook ... Lorna Whyte

Khan Chittenden ... Len
Anna Volska ... Sister Cordula

Gerald Lepkowski ... Bishop Leo Scharmach

Susie Porter ... Kay Parker
Kuni Hashimoto ... Japanese Captain
Kentaro Hara ... Sugal

Helen Christinson ... Cal
Helen Cassidy ... Tootie
Catherine Miller ... Sister Martha

Ben Taylor ... Dave
Paulini Curuenavuli ... Sister Marie
Ken Makio ... Suzuki
Andrew Buchanan ... Army Major
Peter Kent ... Army Captain
Paul Bishop ... Geoff Lempriere

Masa Yamaguchi ... Japanese Captain (Totsuka)
Ken Senga ... Japanese Guard (Totsuka)
Kathryn Marquet ... Grace

Emma Randall ... Joyce
Amy Humphreys ... Olive

Yutaka Izumihara ... Japanese Lieutenant

Marcus Guinane ... Les

Nick Wright ... Jim
Mitch Kennedy ... Ron (as Mitchell Kennedy)
Donna Handsley ... German Nun

Maria Elisabet Nordenberg ... German Nun
Koichi Waki ... Japanese Soldier
Louis Toshio Okada ... Japanese Soldier (as Louis Okada)
Andrew Wong ... Japanese Soldier

Leon Cain ... Male Orderly
Blayke Pinder ... Brother
Ty Hungerford ... Major Bill Meanley
Tomoki Miyamoto ... Japanese Guard (Yokohama) (as Tomo Miyamoto)

Chris Turner ... Australian Digger

Shinji Ikefuji ... Japanese Sergeant

T. Maxwell Smith ... Wounded Soldier (as Tim Maxwell Otto Smith)
Michael Smith ... Wounded Soldier
Amelia Grimmer ... Jitterbug Dancer
Drew Ringsmuth ... Jitterbug Dancer
Lee Perry ... Newsreel Narrator (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alex Becconsall ... American soldier (uncredited)

Michael Knott ... Australian Soldier (uncredited)
Dru Lee ... Brother (uncredited)
Rhiannon Dannielle Pettett ... Dorothy (uncredited)
Davi Soesilo ... Soldier (uncredited)
Andy Trieu ... Japanese (uncredited)
Kohei Ueno ... Japanese Soldier (uncredited)
Matthew Wollaston ... Australian Soldier (uncredited)
Toshi Yoshino ... Japanese Guard (uncredited)

Directed by
Brendan Maher 
Writing credits
John Misto (screenplay)

Rod Miller (manuscript "The Lost Women of Rabaul")

Produced by
Yvonne Collins .... line producer
Miranda Dear .... executive producer
Andrew Wiseman .... producer
Cinematography by
Ben Nott 
Casting by
Nathan Lloyd 
Ann Robinson 
Production Design by
Eugene Intas 
Costume Design by
Jean Turnbull 
Makeup Department
Karen Adcock .... make-up and hair
Rebecca Allen .... additional makeup
Kerryn Flewell-Smith .... additional hair and makeup artist
Shay Lawrence .... additional makeup
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Bate .... assistant director
Darwin Brooks .... second second assistant director
Tom Hooper .... third assistant director
Peter McLennan .... first assistant director
Rachael O'Brien .... second assistant director
Art Department
John Andersen .... stand-by props
Bob Booker .... props
Gillian Butler .... buyer/dresser
Gary Cameron .... model maker
Ben Delorger .... art department assistant
Doug Franks .... property master
Simon Gill .... art department assistant
George Kabot .... graphic designer
Tricia McInally .... art department co-ordinator
Sound Department
Mark Cornish .... sound recordist
Missi Mel Pesa .... sound utility (as Mel Pesa)
Ian Thomson .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Brian Cox .... special effects supervisor
Darren Frank .... special effects technician
Julian Summers .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Rebecca Dakin .... visual effects producer
Zenon Kohler .... visual effects supervisor
Jan Lynson .... lead matte painter / vfx artist
Danny Baldwin .... stunt coordinator
Stephen Daddow .... stunt performer
Tomoki Miyamoto .... stunts
Fenix Searle .... stunt driver
Annette Van Moorsel .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Josh Calder .... grip assistant
Billy Harmer .... grip
Luke Jeffery .... second assistant camera
Robbie MacKinnon .... second assistant camera (as Robbie McKinnon)
Jimmy Malecki .... still photographer
Geoffrey Owen .... steadicam
Ricky Schamburg .... camera operator
Ricky Schamburg .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Luke Stone .... key grip (key grip)
Casting Department
Emma Dockery .... casting associate
Bud Hopes .... extras casting
Danielle Tigas .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alex Becconsall .... military costumer
Amanda Enders .... assistant stand-by
Andrea Hood .... key costumer
Roberta Shaw .... costume supervisor
Luke Sparke .... military costume coordinator
Transportation Department
Nathanael Martin .... unit driver
Other crew
Jannine Barnes .... production accountant
Alex Fewster .... production secretary
Yutaka Izumihara .... military adviser
Luke Kelly .... production runner
Karen Mansfield .... script supervisor
Shaun Miller .... legals
Stephen Rutter .... travel manager
Tracey Rose Sparke .... military advisor (as Ian Sparke)
Jordana Stott .... director attachment
Meredith Garlick .... thanks

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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
A movie of real events, 17 January 2013
Author: hossein_parsian from Islamic Republic of Iran

We should be grateful to Rod miller for many years of his inexhaustible endeavor in gathering up documentary information regarding these lost women of Rebaul. Had it not been for him we would not have heard about the fate of these nuns and nurses who were inhumanely brutalized and murdered by Japanese soldiers in WWII. The whole world must have been lucky when Japan lost the war, otherwise a terrible fate would have fallen on all of us.I did read a lot of documentary articles regarding these these nuns and nurses and the movie mostly keeps in line somehow with the real events. In different parts of movie, correct reference is made to real events and the demise of people involved with Japanese. Another side effect of this movie was about this very important matter that the fate people is not in the hands of almighty God ,as is believed , but merely subject to chances and circumstances.Bishop Scharmack saved the lives of all those nuns,nurses and wounded soldiers from a Japanese execution threat but then the same wounded soldiers lost their lives at sea when their ship was torpedoed by American Navy. God even did not save his mission from airplane bombardments ! The movie was well organized in terms of successive occurrences of events and Claire Van Der Boom and Sara Snook played their roles beautifully. There was also a clash of religious beliefs between Claire and Sara , one, Claire, believing in the cycle of their daily events as a Godly-destined manifestation and other, Sara, looking at them as haphazard series of events not being destined by any supernatural control. Who won ? I think Sara(Lorna) did.

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