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The City's Edge (1983)

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Small film about a young man (Weaving) who moves into a boardinghouse in a marginal part of Sydney in an effort to come to terms with his father's death and become a writer. He gets ... See full summary »

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Andy White
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Jack Collins
Shirley Cameron ...
Caretaker
Mark Lee ...
Jim Wentworth
Ralph Cotterill ...
Horrie
Julie McGregor ...
Alan Becher ...
Williams
Katrina Foster ...
Laura Wentworth
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Youth at Party
Sno Norton-Sinclair ...
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Tim McLean ...
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Susan Leith ...
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Zoro ...
Stripper
Ian Mortimer ...
Thug 1
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Small film about a young man (Weaving) who moves into a boardinghouse in a marginal part of Sydney in an effort to come to terms with his father's death and become a writer. He gets enmeshed in the lives of the boarders, including a junkie, his sister, and an aboriginal activist. Written by Anonymous

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a film that stands out from the rest
5 May 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

A visual masterpiece, Ken Quinnell is a god among directors, he brings out Hugo Weavings finest performance as Andy, a man who moves to a boardinghouse to become a writer as he tries to come to terms with his fathers death. It is in this place he forms relationships with Jim (Mark Lee), Jack (Tommy Lewis) and Laura (Katrina Foster). A beautifully poignant drama with brilliant performances that shows the darker side of Sydneys underground, filled with murder, suicide, lust and intrigue. Fans of the book will certainly not be disappointed, and those who haven't yet read it will be inspired by the hope of redemption for Jim. This is one film you should definitely not miss, the finest in Australian cinema, and possibly the rest of the world.


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