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The Year My Voice Broke (1987)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  17 October 1987 (USA)
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During the year 1962, a young prepubescent boy in rural Austrailia watches painfully as his best friend and first love, an older girl, blossoms into womanhood and falls for a thuggish rugby... See full summary »

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Freya Olson
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Nils Olson
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During the year 1962, a young prepubescent boy in rural Austrailia watches painfully as his best friend and first love, an older girl, blossoms into womanhood and falls for a thuggish rugby player, setting off a chain of events that irreversibly changes the lives of everyone involved. Written by Jojo Mac

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It was incredible. It was the year that changed everything. Forever.

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17 October 1987 (USA)  »

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Australian Graffiti  »

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The theme from the 'Blue Hills' radio show is heard. This show was a staple of Australian radio, running from 1949 to 1976. Queenie Ashton who plays Mrs O'Neil in this film was one of the long-standing cast members. See more »

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When Danny and Freya stand on the line watching the train pass, the crew's image is reflected in the shiny side of the train carriages. See more »

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References The Leech Woman (1960) See more »

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Daisy Bell
(aka "Bicycle built for two")
Written by Harry Dacre
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Well worth it
29 April 2003 | by (Champaign, IL) – See all my reviews

Australia seems to have an incredible knack for turning out beautiful films about real life situations fraught with meaning and mystery. This one is no exception. Like the Peter Weir classic _Picnic at Hanging Rock_, the landscape seems to come alive on the screen, and the sense of Australia's isolation does as well.

What I especially liked is that many of us (myself included) can empathize with Danny, but he's not perfect. The film really gets across the pain of falling for someone that you can never have. Trevor also embodies the kinds of guys that inexplicably attract strong-willed women like Freya. Despite the fact that one might not like his character, he's shown to have genuine feelings for Freya, and to be somewhat understanding of Danny. The major strength of the film is that the characters are fully fleshed out, with their own virtues and vices.

Instead of watching the cruddy teen movies that Hollywood churns out nowadays, give this one a try.


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