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Echoes of Paradise (1987)

R | | Drama | 31 March 1989 (USA)
The love story between an Australian woman and a Balinese dancer.

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Maria
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Raka
Steve Jacobs ...
George
Peta Toppano ...
Judy
Rod Mullinar ...
Terry
Gillian Jones ...
Mitty
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Julie
Rebecca Smart ...
Tessa
Matthew Taylor ...
Simon
Vithawat Bunnag ...
Sali
Prasert
Lynda Stoner ...
Beth Mason
Ray Harding ...
Paul Mason
Penny Stehli ...
Mrs. Evans
Dibbs Mather ...
Reverend Whitely
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Maria was married to the politician George a long time ago. They have three children and Maria did everything for her husband. As she goes with him to a party, she discovers that he is having an affair. She travels with her best friends, Judy, to Thailand, where the dancer Raka woos her. She resists, but shortly before she leaves, she decides to stay in Thailand and starts an affair with him. She has to decide between her dreams and her family. Written by Rüdiger Meyer <[email protected]>

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The film was nominated for three AFI (Australian Film Institute Awards) which were for Best Original Music Score, Best Achievement in Sound, and Best Actress in a Lead Role - Wendy Hughes, but the picture failed to take home a gong in any of these categories. See more »

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Unbelievably bad Australian film but fun to work on
24 November 2005 | by See all my reviews

Now, my understanding is that Jan Sharp (script writer) is Philip Noyce's (director) ex wife. The script must be autobiographical, which is why they are ex's.In the movie, He's a dick, and she finds out so she leaves him to go and live in Bali where she has an affair with a Balinese prince. (mind you there are more Balinese princes than there are Balinese called Wayan). The whole production is such a failure with in fighting between director, writer and producer that they decide to bury it under a different name (previously 'shadows of the peacock') and hope that no one ever finds that it was ever made. Probably a 10BA of the time. All the Bali stuff was shot in Thailand, which was a hoot. A few days after the crew left, the hotel where they were staying (Phuket Merlin Hotel) was blown up by terrorists. This was 1987 so I suppose nothing much changes in the world. Surprisingly, and despite this film, Philip Noyce still goes on to be successful. Not sure what happened to Jan Sharp.


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