R | | Drama, History, War
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.
The real-life first concert held by the women in the actual P.O.W camp was held on 27 December 1943.
Sometimes God reaches down and pulls the wings off his butterflies.
Given that each of the women wore a single dress, day in and day out, in a tropical climate for three years straight, the fabric of their clothing would have disintegrated long before that was finally depicted in the film. Also, there's no way that the nuns would have been able to keep the white elements of their habits white, especially given the scarcity of soap.
English, Japanese, Dutch, Malay
$577,651 (USA) (27 April 1997)
$1,921,471 (USA) (1 June 1997)
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