Paradise Road (1997)

R   |    |  Drama, History, War


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A group of women who are imprisoned on the island of Sumatra by the Japanese during World War II use music as relieve their misery.

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14 October 2004 | bewlis
Great! 10/10
This movie is one of the very few made about female POWs of the Japanese in the Second World War. I feel that this subject has been hugely neglected by war historians in general and is a story that deserved to be told. Here there is no machismo, just the story of women enduring in the face of intolerable suffering and brutality. The acting is absolutely flawless and unlike some critics I do not think the story drags at some points. The wonderful opening sequence accompanied by the Elgar Concerto is riveting and exciting, and although some parts of this film are historically inaccurate, this pales into nothing compared to the wonderful sense of time, place and adversity.

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