In 1945, Sheila and Bridie were freed from a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp. Now, after a half-century separation, the filming of a television documentary forces them to relive the past.
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Shoe-Horn Sonata, The Script
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In 1945 Sheila and Bridie were freed from a Japanese POW camp deeo in the jungles of Sumatra where thousands of women and children had lived and died virtually forgotten by their own governments. Now, after being separated for half a century, the filming of a television documentary forces them to relive the past, contact the present and question the future. Woven into their fifty years of separation are a shoe-horn and the threads of loyalty and love which form their 'uncommon bond'.