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Director:
Writers:
Gerard Lee (screenplay) and
Jane Campion (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
28 September 1989 (Australia) See more »
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Plot:
Based solely on a tea leaf reading, superstitious and introspective Kay believes she and Louis are destined to fall in love with each other... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
5 wins & 6 nominations See more »
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(47 articles)
User Reviews:
Jane Campion's Best Film See more (17 total) »

Cast

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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

Directed by
Jane Campion 
 
Writing credits
Gerard Lee (screenplay) and
Jane Campion (screenplay)

Jane Campion (original story idea)

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
 
Visual Effects by
Roger Cowland .... visual effects
 
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 »
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Soundtrack:
Walking in the LightSee more »

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4 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Jane Campion's Best Film, 22 September 2005
Author: WildConvergence from Toronto

Well... it's tough to decide between this and "Holy Smoke," but on balance, the sheer emotional pull of "Sweetie" breaks the tie. Restrained and never reaching for obvious sympathy, not interested in scoring easy points with viewers and featuring a truly extraordinary central performance, "Sweetie" is essential viewing for the serious film-goer.

Fast-forward through the feminist empowerment bits which feature tree roots growing through concrete. This foreshadowing of the impossibly artsy-pretentious Campion of "In the Cut" will leave you wanting to throw the remote at your television set.

Stick with this one. The final image will linger and hold you for a long while.

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