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Silent Cries (1993)

In 1942, the Japanese occupied the island of Singapore. During the take-over, not only military soldiers were taken prisoner, but also innocent civilians, particularly women and children. ... See full summary »

Director:

Anthony Page

Writers:

Janice Young Brooks (book), Walter Halsey Davis (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gena Rowlands ... Peggy Sutherland
Annabeth Gish ... Hazel Hampton
Chloe Webb ... Dinki Denk
Gail Strickland ... Roberta Hampton
Phyllis Logan ... Nancy Muir
Judy Parfitt ... Beryl Stacton
Cherie Lunghi ... Audrey St John
Clyde Kusatsu ... Saburo Saigo
Kim Braden ... Mrs. Webber
Pamela Brull Pamela Brull ... Jane Kowolski
Stan Egi ... Spike
Nick Tate
Sab Shimono ... Natsume
Sylvia Short Sylvia Short ... Dr. Millichope
Natsuko Ohama Natsuko Ohama ... Nurse Royama
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In 1942, the Japanese occupied the island of Singapore. During the take-over, not only military soldiers were taken prisoner, but also innocent civilians, particularly women and children. This is the story of a group of women who band together to face brutal treatment, harsh conditions, and ruthless captors to survive their internment. Written by mike407

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

8 March 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Guests of the Emperor See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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My own early life story...the beginning! Cool!
18 June 2008 | by jack-kempenSee all my reviews

This movie could and almost appears to be the story of my own early life.

I was born on Sumatra in 1942 in an internment camp very much like that.

These characters seem to be all English and American.

My family were already living in Sumatra and were of Dutch nationality.

The storyline is almost identical of the experiences told to me by my mother, grand mother and aunts who were all in the same camp.

I was the only child born in that camp (A boy also) during that same period...Spooky!

It almost looks like a biography of the first 3 years of my own life.

Brilliant movie!!

I saw it first on TV about ten years ago.

I would like to get some more information on the origin of the script written for this excellent movie.

I also like to get hold of a copy.

Where and how please!

Jack Kempen


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