Paradise Road is a 1997 film which tells the story of a group of English, American, Dutch and Australian women who are imprisoned in Sumatra during World War II. It was directed by Bruce Beresford and stars Glenn Close as beatific Adrienne Pargiter, Frances McDormand as the brash Dr. Verstak, Pauline Collins as missionary Margaret Drummond (based on missionary Margaret Dryburgh), Julianna Margulies as American socialite Topsy Merritt, Jennifer Ehle as British doyenne and model Rosemary Leighton Jones, Cate Blanchett as Australian nurse Susan McCarthy and Elizabeth Spriggs as dowager Imogene Roberts. Basing his picture on real events, Bruce Beresford tells the story of a vocal orchestra created by the women in a Japanese P.O.W. camp, a classic survivors' tale extolling women's ability to survive hardship and atrocity through perseverance, solidarity and creativity.
Genre: War, Drama, History
Actor: Glenn Close, Frances McDormand, Pauline Collins, Cate Blanchett, Julianna Margulies, Jennifer Ehle, Wendy Hughes, Johanna ter Steege, Elizabeth Spriggs, Pamela Rabe, Clyde Kusatsu
Director: Bruce Beresford
Country: Australia, United States of America
Rated: 6.6/10 with 35 votes.
Duration: 122 min.
Release: Feb 11, 1997
Production: Samson Productions, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Village Roadshow Entertainment