Paradise Road Movie Review Summary

Actors: Glenn Close, Frances McDormand, Julianna Margolies, Jennifer Ehl, Cate Blanchett,

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When the Japanese attack Singapore the day after Pearl Harbor, European women and children are immediately sent home. However, the Japanese sink their ship in open waters despite the fact that it is marked as a Red Cross vessel. Surviving women spend the duration of WWII in a POW camp on Sumatra. Forbidden any contact with the outside world, prisoners form a caring community against a background of torture, starvation, and illness. To keep spirits up, they form a vocal orchestra, performing such works as Dvorak's New World Symphony.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's War impact on civilians/veterans    -   Yes Kind of conflict:    -   war, WW II

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   singer/musician Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British


Asia/Pacific/Middle East    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Pacific Islands

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very explicit references to deaths and torture

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