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 film refers to the singing prisoner of war women as a vocal orchestra rather than as a choir.
Love is like a flame, it burns and is visible to all.
An early night scene of the women swimming ashore (set in the week after 10 February 1942) shows the full moon. The moon was between last quarter and new moon that week.
English, Japanese, Dutch, Malay
$577,651 (USA) (27 April 1997)
$1,921,471 (USA) (1 June 1997)