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Winter of Our Dreams (1981)

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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Lou
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Rob
Cathy Downes ...
Gretel
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Pete
Peter Mochrie ...
Tim
Mervyn Drake ...
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Margie McCrae ...
Lisa Blaine
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Joy Hruby ...
Marge
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Virginia Duigan ...
Sylvia
Rosemary Lenzo ...
Girl in Bookshop
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Terry
John Smythe ...
Jon Hartz
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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 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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Writer-director John Duigan re-wrote the entire story of the film script after it was first completed during the late 1970s. This included a title-change. See more »

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Burning Bridges
Words and Music by Graham Lowndes
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cloudy with a chance of fear
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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