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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kim Krejus ...
Sonia Peat ...
Serge Frazzetto ...
Walter Pym ...
Michael Carman ...
Roz De Winter ...
Social Welfare officer
Thea Pritchard ...
Social Welfare officer
Janys Hayes ...
Girl in training center
Shona Stephen ...
Girl in training center
Jayne Craig ...
Girl in training center
Neil McColl ...
Peter Finlay ...
Robynne Bourne ...
Peter Ashby ...
Milkshake customer


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Four young kids in a city. Broke and in love.







Release Date:

20 July 1978 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

John Duigan's Mouth to Mouth  »

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AUD 129,000 (estimated)

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sadly abandoned and alone
27 May 2009 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This is one of Australia's most beautiful and emotionally rewarding films...and like the characters in a film about homelessness and is this film today. ..a fate so completely undeserved. The irony that a superb film so engaging and complete and humane is forgotten when the topic is homelessness of genuine teens so ready for life yet so completely abandoned is quite sad sad as the film itself. Kim Krejus and Ian Gilmour are teens eking out an existence, poor, cold and clinging to each other and this glorious small film reflects their glorious small lives. It is so poignant and honest, so real and beautiful that it deserves re discovery and new applause. Upon release it was well reviewed and then slipped into obscurity and forgotten...exactly like the lives of the characters. If it is reissued as a DVD you will cheer it up as I am now. MOUTH TO MOUTH is written and directed by Australia's humanist director John Duigan...see LAWN DOGS for an interesting international success... or FLIRTING with Nicole Kidman and Thandie Newton. But seek and welcome MOUTH TO MOUTH and simply love this simple heartwarming film about poor teens in love and together....

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