Paradise Road

Movie • 1997 • Drama  

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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.
This movie contains 2 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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The dog can be assumed to survive, there is a point where people say they should eat the dog, but they are discouraged from it. Later the dog is shot but they stitch them back up and they are seen alive and well afterwards on the trains. The dogs owner does die, which lead some to believe it may have been eaten, but the dogs owner daughter survives and it is likely she kept the dog alive afterwards (although the dog isn't seen again after the train scene).

Overall as we don't see or are told the dog dies, we can assume it lived happily ever after.
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Is someone sexually assaulted?
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Does a cat die?
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Does an animal die?
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Near the end of the film snails are seen being removed from their shells, then eaten.
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Does a pet die?
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Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is there a dead animal?
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Are animals abused?
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Does a dragon die?
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