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Echoes of Paradise (1987)

The love story between an Australian woman and a Balinese dancer.

Director:

Phillip Noyce

Writers:

Jan Sharp (original screenplay), Anne Brooksbank (additional material)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Wendy Hughes ... Maria
John Lone ... Raka
Rod Mullinar ... Terry
Peta Toppano Peta Toppano ... Judy
Steve Jacobs ... George (as Steven Jacobs)
Gillian Jones Gillian Jones ... Mitty
Claudia Karvan ... Julie
Rebecca Smart Rebecca Smart ... Tessa
Matthew Taylor Matthew Taylor ... Simon
Vithawat Bunnag Vithawat Bunnag ... Sali
Prasert Prasert ... Kasem
Lynda Stoner ... Beth Mason
Ray Harding Ray Harding ... Paul Mason
Penny Stehli Penny Stehli ... Mrs. Evans
Dibbs Mather Dibbs Mather ... Reverend Whitely
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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The film is also very well known under the different title of "Shadows of the Peacock". See more »

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John Lone's dancing is the best thing about this film
27 September 2008 | by davoSee all my reviews

The only thing I really liked about the movie was John Lone's dancing. I was mildly amused by his accent, which for all I know could be a typical Balinese accent, but to me it seemed affected and was merely amusing. The film is set in Phuket, Thailand, as is clearly stated in the story, though Lone's character is indeed supposed to be Balinese. Though I had some sympathy for Wendy Hughes' character, I didn't really care about any of the characters, none of which seemed that well-developed. The local color was adequate rather than inspired. Another commentator mentioned the behind-the-scenes soap opera regarding the writer and the director, which is somewhat interesting, (if true,) but how can we really know, and does it really matter?


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 March 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shadows of the Peacock See more »

Filming Locations:

Phuket, Thailand See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$23,717

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$23,717
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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