SCHINDLER'S LIST ushered in a new, comforting -- and commercial -- take on World War II: It was a time of "triumph" at least as much as it was a time of atrocity. Bruce Beresford's new picture exploits that feel-good formula while trying to attract the broad-based
audience crucial to box-office successes and presidential elections: It's the first concentration-camp movie for soccer moms. The film, based on a true story, involves the uplifting ordeal of women captured by the Japanese who formed a vocal orchestra in order to bear and even transcend their
internment. Interludes of communal singing -- clearly the picture's selling point -- are cannily juxtaposed with t...