Paradise Road Trailer

Paradise Road Trailer (1997)

11 April 1997 Drama, History, War 122 mins

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.

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Glenn Close

as Adrienne Pargiter

Frances McDormand

as Dr. Verstak

Pauline Collins

as Daisy 'Margaret' Drummond

Cate Blanchett

as Susan Macarthy

Julianna Margulies

as Topsy Merritt

Jennifer Ehle

as Rosemary Leighton-Jones

Wendy Hughes

as Mrs. Dickson

Johanna ter Steege

as Sister Wilhelminia (as Johanna Ter Steege)

Elizabeth Spriggs

as Mrs. Roberts

Pamela Rabe

as Mrs. Tippler

Clyde Kusatsu

as Sergeant Tomiashi, 'The Snake'

Stan Egi

as Captain Tanaka

David Chung

as the interpreter

Sab Shimono

as Colonel Hirota


Peter James

Peter James Director of Photography

International Releases Dates

United States 11 April 1997

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