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Director:
Writers:
Jane Campion (screenplay)
Jane Campion (story)
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Release Date:
28 September 1989 (Australia) See more »
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Plot:
Explores sisters, in their twenties, their parents, and family dysfunctions. Kay is gangly and slightly askew... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
4 wins & 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
original and idiosyncratic See more (17 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Geneviève Lemon ... Dawn 'Sweetie'
Karen Colston ... Kay
Tom Lycos ... Louis
Jon Darling ... Gordon
Dorothy Barry ... Flo
Michael Lake ... Bob
Andre Pataczek ... Clayton
Jean Hadgraft ... Mrs. Schneller
Paul Livingston ... Teddy Schneller
Louise Fox ... Cheryl
Ann Merchant ... Paula
Robyn Frank ... Ruth (as Robin Frank)
Bronwyn Morgan ... Sue
Sean Fennell ... Boy clerk
Sean Callinan ... Simboo
Norm Galton ... Notary
Warren Hensley ... Man handshaker
Regina Heilmann ... Girl
Charles Abbott ... Meditation teacher
Diana Armer ... Melony
Barbara Middleton ... Clayton's mom
Emma Jane Fowler ... Little Sweetie (as Emma Fowler)
Irene Curtis ... Mandy
Ken Porter ... Lead Jackaroo
John F. Hughes ... Lead Jackaroo
Alan Close ... Lead Jackaroo
Marc Colombani ... Lead Jackaroo
Geoff Shera ... Lead Jackaroo
Andrew Traucki ... Lead Jackaroo
Norman Phillips ... Nosey Neighbour
Shirley Sheppard ... Nosey Neighbour
Ben Cochrane ... Boy in Tree
Kristoffer Pershouse ... Boy in Tree
Larry Brand ... Sweetie's Funeral
Cedric McLaughlan ... Sweetie's Funeral
Doug Ramsey ... Sweetie's Funeral
Bruce Currie ... Man with a Saw
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Directed by
Jane Campion 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jane Campion  screenplay
Jane Campion  story
Gerard Lee  writer

Produced by
Billy MacKinnon .... co-producer (as William MacKinnon)
John Maynard .... producer
 
Original Music by
Martin Armiger 
 
Cinematography by
Sally Bongers 
 
Film Editing by
Veronika Jenet  (as Veronika Haeussler)
 
Casting by
Jane Campion 
 
Art Direction by
Peter Harris 
 
Costume Design by
Amanda Lovejoy 
 
Makeup Department
Wendy Freeman .... makeup artist
Howard Regner .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Patricia L'Huede .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tina Andreef .... second assistant director
John Fretz .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
John Dennison .... foley recordist
John Dennison .... sound supervisor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jane Castle .... camera operator
Jamie Egan .... gaffer
Regis Lansac .... still photographer
Felicity Surtees .... focus puller
 
Other crew
Lynn-Maree Danzey .... continuity
Billy MacKinnon .... script editor
Sam Thompson .... production coordinator
 

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97 min
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Trivia:
This picture was one of fifty Australian films selected for preservation as part of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia's Kodak / Atlab Cinema Collection Restoration Project.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in 40,000 Years of Dreaming (1997)See more »
Soundtrack:
Far Beyond UsSee more »

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
original and idiosyncratic, 9 August 2005
Author: anna from Switzerland

an original vision..consistently followed through.

The humour is what sets this film apart (as well as lush and particular style of framing/lighting) that makes the film world of "Sweetie" feel idiosyncratic, nightmarish and lurid.

Whether or not it's your cup of tea, (and a pastel pink cup full of sacharine and strichnine is not everybody's cup of tea) it has to be applauded on a critical level.

Along with contemporary Australian classics "The Night The Prowler" "Strictly Ballroom" "Starstruck" and "The Cars that Ate Paris" this film was the innovator of what later became a formula for Australian funding models vis a vis...quirky.

But the early work was wonderfully dark and had a knowing sense of camp -- where later work failed.

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