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A single mother, Fran (Noni Hazlehurst) is selflessly devoted to her children. But something is lacking in her life, and that something is the love of a man her own age. Her efforts to ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Noni Hazlehurst ...
Fran
Annie Byron ...
Marge
Alan Fletcher ...
Jeff
Narelle Simpson ...
Lisa
Travis Ward ...
Tom
Rosie Logie ...
Cynthia
Danny Adcock ...
Ray
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Michael Butlin
Penny Brown ...
Sally Aspinal
Faith Clayton ...
Waigani Supervisor
Richard Tulloch ...
Peter Cook
Colin McEwan ...
Graham Brooks
Rosemary Harrison ...
Carol Brooks
Paul Della-Marta ...
Tony Simpson
Tina Wundenberg ...
Annie Simpson
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A single mother, Fran (Noni Hazlehurst) is selflessly devoted to her children. But something is lacking in her life, and that something is the love of a man her own age. Her efforts to juggle a love life with her home life are largely unsuccessful. Written by Sam

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Rakkauden kaipuu  »

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For this movie actress Noni Hazlehurst won her second Best Actress AFI Award just three years after winning her first for 1982's Monkey Grip (1982). Since Fran (1985) Hazelhurst has been nominated for five more AFIs mostly in television and of these has won two. See more »

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Piano Concerto, Opus 111 No. 32
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Roger Smalley
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soap opera drama
29 April 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This director really is like a low rent ken Loach/mike Leigh. Unfortunately, FRAN, has none of the cinematic prowess or complex politics that make the English masters rise above the kitchen sink.

The film is nothing more than TELEVISION drama. Turgid script, stolid story arc, overwrought drama. The characters speak their truth in a way that is unrealistic and terribly daytime television.

The writer aims so hard to invest complex stakes in the story that the characters are forced (like puppets) to react dramatically to the events. Because of this reliance on the motivating stakes of the story, the characters have no internal world. And certainly the cinematic world created is nothing short of ordinary.

Unfortunate that the creators of this stinker are now at the helm of deciding the future of Australian cinema. Perhaps therein lies the problem with the sort of scripts and directors being encouraged by Australian funding bodies.


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