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The Dreaming (1988)

A doctor treats a sick aborigine, who had defied a tribal taboo and visited a sacred cave. The doctor soon finds herself having disturbing dreams and finds herself involved in a 200-year-old mystery.

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Arthur Dignam ...
Professor Bernard Thornton
Penny Cook ...
Cathy Thornton
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Geoff
Laurence Clifford ...
Najira
Kristina Nehm ...
Warindji
Patrick Frost ...
Dr. Graham
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Dr. Richards
Peter Merrill ...
Archaeologist (as Peter Merril)
Deborah Little ...
Admissions Officer
Leo Taylor ...
Alf
Marcella Russo ...
Young Nurse
Kathryn Fisher ...
Sister (as Kathy Fisher)
Gary Goodwin ...
Policeman
Frank Casper ...
Priest
Geoff Smith ...
Undertaker
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A doctor treats a sick aborigine, who had defied a tribal taboo and visited a sacred cave. The doctor soon finds herself having disturbing dreams and finds herself involved in a 200-year-old mystery.

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Are they dreams or nightmares...Nightmares or premonitions? See more »


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13 January 1990 (Japan)  »

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AUD 2,200,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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The Australian DVD sleeve notes for this film state that this movie is "in the tradition of The Last Wave (1977)", which like The Dreaming (1988), also filmed in South Australia. See more »

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Uneventful thriller
5 September 2006 | by See all my reviews

The Dreaming is a very boring and uneventful Australian horror/thriller. The whole film is basically loads of dream-like sequences which a woman has, as she attempts to uncover what lies behind it all. There is one good scene where an x-ray of a skull starts moving about and screaming, but other than everything is boring. There is no gore or suspense, the acting is limp, and the rather obvious conclusion is pathetic.

Don't even bother trying to seek this out, there are tons of more interesting films out there, even the really low budget ones.

2/10


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