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Summerfield (1977)

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A teacher discovers one of his students has a rare blood disease, and is drawn into a mystery that culminates in a thrilling climax.

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A teacher discovers one of his students has a rare blood disease, and is drawn into a mystery that culminates in a thrilling climax.

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Beyon the bridge was Summerfield. And a secret that should not have been shared. See more »

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This film was actor John Waters' third of five theatrical films in three years that he appeared in. The others were The Rollicking Adventures of Eliza Fraser (1976), End Play (1976), The Getting of Wisdom (1978) and Weekend of Shadows (1978). See more »

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Jenny Abbott: When David and I were very young, we'd walk up here and sit and look out across the water. We used to argue if that land over there was England or America! Sometimes it was Africa or India but it was always the world, the world beyond our world - Summerfield.
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Finally out on DVD with some great extras.
15 August 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I saw this film while on holiday in England nearly 25 years ago and it has haunted me ever since. Trouble is, I was never able to recall the title until a recent conversation with a friend who had the same experience with this film at about the same time, but long before we knew each other.

My main point is to report that this film has stood the test of time and was just as good this time around even though I knew the ending. It may well be true that Australia wasn't ready for a film such as this - how some critics described it as boring completely escapes me! The DVD contains some excellent interviews with those involved in the film and helps to explain the apparent lack of box office success.

This is quintessential Australian cinema which must not be missed!


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