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Fleeing Singapore during WWII, a group of British, American, and Australian women straggle to the shore of Sumatra after their ship is bombed, where they're taken prisoner by the Japanese. Headed by Close, the prisoners form a vocal ensemble that crosses their collective national differences and attempts to lift the spirits of the brutalized women. Familiar ground is trod in this prisoner-of-war saga, but the music is genuinely moving, and excellent performances from the cast help sustain interest. The symphonic choral pieces were taken from actual sheet music used by a similar group of real-life WWII prisoners.

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Available on Running time 115 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Pacific Islands, POW/MIA, Tearjerkers, Concentration/Internment Camps, Women in Prison, World War II, Women in War, Missionaries
Screenplay
Bruce Beresford, David Giles, Martin Meader
Cast
Glenn Close, Frances McDormand, Julianna Margulies, Pauline Collins, Jennifer Ehle, Elizabeth Spriggs, Tessa Humphries, Sab Shimono, Cate Blanchett, Wendy Hughes, Johanna Ter Steege, Pamela Rabe, Clyde Kusatsu, Stan(ford) Egi, Susie Porter, Lisa Hensley, Penne Hackforth-Jones, Pauline Chan
Cinematography
Peter James
Director
Bruce Beresford
Music
Margareth Dryburgh, Ross Edwards
Producer
Sue Milliken, Greg Coote, Graham Burke, Village Roadshow Pictures, Fox Searchlight

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