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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John Lone's dancing is the best thing about this film
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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