Paradise Road (1997)

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Cate Blanchett as: Susan Macarthy
Directed by: Bruce Beresford
Selected Cast: Glenn Close, Frances McDormand, Jennifer Ehle & Julianna Margulies
Written by: David Giles & Martin Meader
Release Year: 1997
Genre: Drama / History / War
MPAA Rating: R

The group of women from different countries and social levels are prisoners in a Japanese concentration camp, where one of them, Adrienne, who is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, organizes a vocal band in spite of their guards resistance.

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Trivia & Facts

• Filmed in Australia, Malaysia and Singapore (view all.)

• 1 win & 3 nominations (view all.)

• The final credits state that the vocal orchestra performed over thirty works in the P.O.W camp during 1943 and 1944. It discontinued performing though when about half of the members had died and the remaining survivors were not well enough to participate.

• The real-life first concert held by the women in the actual P.O.W camp was held on December 27, 1943.

• The music in the film was derived from the actual score transcripts used in the P.O.W camps which survived World War II.