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The Fringe Dwellers (1986)

 -  Drama  -  October 1986 (USA)
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Story of an aboriginal family who tries to move out of the fringe into the main white community.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kristina Nehm ...
Trilby Comeaway
Justine Saunders ...
Mollie Comeaway
Bob Maza ...
Joe Comeaway
Kylie Belling ...
Noonah Comeaway
Denis Walker ...
Bartie Comeaway
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Phil
Malcolm Silva ...
Charlie
Marlene Bell ...
Hannah
Michelle Torres ...
Audrena
Michele Miles ...
Blanchie
Kath Walker ...
Eva
Bill Sandy ...
Maureen Watson ...
Rene
Robert Ugle ...
Tim
Alan Dargin ...
Bruce
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Story of an aboriginal family who tries to move out of the fringe into the main white community.

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Outcasts in their own land [Australia DVD] See more »

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A bádogváros  »

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The works of art that the teacher shows Bartie Comeaway are by the Aboriginal artist, Albert Namatjira (1902-1959). He was a Western Arrernte man from the Western MacDonnell Ranges area in central Australia. He is perhaps the best known Aboriginal painter. His main works were watercolours of the Australian outback desert landscapes. See more »

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Nice Movie
6 November 2001 | by (New York, USA) – See all my reviews

I thought that this was an all-in-all nice movie about a young Aborigine (pardon my spelling) girl who aspires to be more than what Australian society has already declared she will be. It's not an easy road, though. It's a thought provoking view at racism respect. This story could have easily taken place in the Civil Rights era USA or Apartheid South Africa or anywhere that major racial lines have existed. The acting is rather impressive, and I'm disappointed that I haven't seen the title character in more films.


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