MONDAY MOVIE MEME
Today's topic comes from Nicole at Madlab Post her blog all about Indy Film. Nicole suggested movies focusing on women held captive or imprisoned. Molly kindly expanded this interesting theme to include female prison guards and captors Share on your blog movies that feature female prisoners, guards, or those who are accused and on their way to the Big House, linking your post back to The Bumbles Blog. If you don't have a blog, list your choices in the comment section of The Bumbles Movie post!
Paradise Road (1997)
A group of women of different ages and backgrounds are imprisoned by the Japanese in a concentration camp in Sumatra during WWII. One woman, Adrienne, is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music. Together the women organize a choir despite the guard's resistance and bond over singing together. Starring Frances McDormand and Glenn Close this movie is based on real events collected in the book Song of Survival and White Coolies.
Robin Tunney portrays Zoe, a young woman under house arrest for the vehicular homicide of a policeman. Zoe maintains her innocence and hopes to convince her parole office, Daly to help her prove it.
Directed by Steven Soderbergh, this film is set in a bland, run-down Mid-western town in a doll factory. Martha and Kyle, quirky, odd characters have worked together in the factory for several years. Rose a young, new hire at the factory befriends both. Rose is murdered one night and Martha was the last to see her alive. Martha insists she's innocent but thepolice don't agree. Kyle visits her in jail while trying to figure out what happened!