Feature film in development inspired by the autobiography Fifty Years of Silence by Jan Ruff O'Herne.
a terrified virgin, on the first night as a WW2 sex slave
an innocent loving bride
on her wedding night
the perfect housewife, breaking
apart after a miscarriage
a grandmother with a
secret she mustn’t reveal
Jan’s journey from tropical Indonesia,
to post-war England
then suburban Australia,
weaves the patchwork of defining moments
to reveal the woman
behind the intoxicating smile.
her horror of war,
then finally her rise to a seemingly
impossible place of forgiveness
is The Handkerchief.
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