Winter of Our Dreams (1981)

 |  Drama, Romance  |  August 1981 (USA)
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When a womanizing bookshop owner hears about the suicide of his former girlfriend, he tries to find out more and meets her friend, a prostitute. They hook up, but when she finds her friends... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cathy Downes ...
Peter Mochrie ...
Mervyn Drake ...
Margie McCrae ...
Lisa Blaine
Joy Hruby ...
Kim Deacon ...
Caz Lederman ...
Virginia Duigan ...
Rosemary Lenzo ...
Girl in Bookshop
John Smythe ...
Jon Hartz
Bassia Carole ...
Tom McCarthy


When a womanizing bookshop owner hears about the suicide of his former girlfriend, he tries to find out more and meets her friend, a prostitute. They hook up, but when she finds her friends diary, she discovers she's repeating her mistakes. Written by Anonymous

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For both of them life had become a habit...until they met.


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Der Winter unserer Träume  »

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This picture was made in association with the Australian Film Commission, GUO Film Distributors, Spectrum Films and Winta Investments. See more »


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12 March 2010 | by (Nova Scotia, Canada) – See all my reviews

There's something deeply real about this film, a next to totally forgotten Australian drama. Judy Davis (in her first feature role since "My Brilliant Career") creates a character with so much depth and straight reality, she'd have to work against it not to draw you in. Writer/director John Duigan creates a world populated by very real individuals, though not certainly likable ones. He goes for a slow-drawn, realist approach that - while leaving the visual appearance a little flat - places you quite exactly in these lives.

I went along with these characters, let them take me wherever they cared to. "Winter of Our Dreams" has this quality of it, this 60s/70s hangover quality of not knowing what really matters anymore. And if that's not something you've been feeling for as long as I have, you'll have a lot of trouble understanding the character of Lou. But let it sink in. It'll get to you.

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