The true story of a group of women imprisoned by Japanese soldiers during the Second World War, who find solace in music.
‘Paradise Road is less a tearjerker than an honest examination of the bonds that are formed during extreme situations. Although there are some heart-wrenching moments, and several scenes of potentially disturbing violence, the film never descends to the level of cheap melodrama. Instead, it opts for something deeper and more meaningful by allowing us to follow a group of well-rounded characters on a journey with a strong spiritual component. Paradise Road not only pays tribute to the human will to live, but it is a testament to music's lasting power to heal and uplift.’ -James Berardinelli, Reel Views
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An image taken on the 1997 Northern Queensland set of Paradise Road, with the main cast singing in character, features in the exhibition Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits at the National Portrait Gallery, 10 November 2017 to 4 March 2018.