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Echoes of Paradise (1987)

R | | Drama | 31 March 1989 (USA)
The love story between an Australian woman and a Balinese dancer.

Director:

Phillip Noyce

Writer:

Jan Sharp
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Wendy Hughes ... Maria
John Lone ... Raka
Steve Jacobs Steve Jacobs ... George
Peta Toppano Peta Toppano ... Judy
Rod Mullinar Rod Mullinar ... Terry
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
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

Certificate:

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The film had a limited released stateside in the USA riding on the coat-tails of the success of director Phillip Noyce's recent hit movie Dead Calm (1989) which was made after. See more »

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Unbelievably bad Australian film but fun to work on
24 November 2005 | by CummingmSee all my reviews

Now, my understanding is that Jan Sharp (script writer) is Philip Noyce's (director) ex wife. The script must be autobiographical, which is why they are ex's.In the movie, He's a dick, and she finds out so she leaves him to go and live in Bali where she has an affair with a Balinese prince. (mind you there are more Balinese princes than there are Balinese called Wayan). The whole production is such a failure with in fighting between director, writer and producer that they decide to bury it under a different name (previously 'shadows of the peacock') and hope that no one ever finds that it was ever made. Probably a 10BA of the time. All the Bali stuff was shot in Thailand, which was a hoot. A few days after the crew left, the hotel where they were staying (Phuket Merlin Hotel) was blown up by terrorists. This was 1987 so I suppose nothing much changes in the world. Surprisingly, and despite this film, Philip Noyce still goes on to be successful. Not sure what happened to Jan Sharp.


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