Paradise Road Reviews
You can't help but be drawn into these women's lives as they are interned in POW camps for several years, facing torture, starvation, disease and abuse while being shuffled around the island of Sumatra. In the midst of their ordeal they form a "vocal orchestra" -basically humming as singing is prohibited. Some of the storylines are left a little vague i.e. the young wife and her husband in the next camp over and there are several brutal torture scenes. Personally I would have liked a bit of a note on what happened to the survivors after the war ended. This reminded me very much of the movie A Town Like Alice with Bryan Brown (based on the Nevil Shute book.) 10/6/14
Still, emotional and interesting nevertheless.
Good performances all round.