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Sisters of War (2010)

Not Rated | | Drama, War | TV Movie 14 November 2010
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.


Brendan Maher


John Misto (screenplay), Rod Miller (manuscript "The Lost Women of Rabaul")
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Claire van der Boom ... Sister Berenice Twohill
Sarah Snook ... Lorna Whyte
Khan Chittenden ... Len
Anna Volska Anna Volska ... Sister Cordula
Gerald Lepkowski ... Bishop Leo Scharmach
Susie Porter ... Kay Parker
Kuni Hashimoto Kuni Hashimoto ... Japanese Captain
Kentaro Hara Kentaro Hara ... Sugal
Helen Christinson ... Cal
Helen Cassidy Helen Cassidy ... Tootie
Catherine Miller Catherine Miller ... Sister Martha
Ben Taylor ... Dave
Paulini Curuenavuli Paulini Curuenavuli ... Sister Marie
Ken Makio Ken Makio ... Suzuki
Andrew Buchanan Andrew Buchanan ... Army Major


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.

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nurse | sister | nun | See All (3) »


Drama | War


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Release Date:

14 November 2010 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Infirmiere de razboi See more »

Filming Locations:

Queensland, Australia

Company Credits

Production Co:

Pericles Film Productions See more »
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Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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[first lines]
Newsreel Narrator: [voice-over] 1500 lucky diggers are poised to show Australian might in action and dispel any fears of a Japanese invasion. They're heading for the capital of New Britain, Rabaul. As soon as they've unpacked, they're off to the nearest beach. Is the surf as good as Bondi, fellas? And what better way to spend the day, than dancing on a tropical beach with some of our prettiest flowers. Pick one for me, mate.
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Auld Lang Syne
Sung by the nurses when they believe they are going to be exchanged
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A must see movie
13 December 2011 | by whoozheSee all my reviews

Inspired by real events and based on Rod Miller's manuscript The Lost Women of Rabaul Sisters of War is a telemovie based on the true story of two Australian women, Lorna Whyte, an army nurse and Sister Berenice Twohill, a Catholic nun from New South Wales who survived as prisoners of war in Papua New Guinea during World War II. The two women remained friends for the remainder of their lives. Beautifully filmed with a feel of authenticity. The story of the Rabaul nurses would never have been told if it wasn't for an auctioneer who discovered a diary written by Grace Kruger, one of four civilian nurses captured by the Japanese in Rabaul in 1942. Apparently the diary was written cryptically as to confuse the Japanese soldiers and any casual reader and as a consequence went unnoticed for decades.

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