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Writers:
Gerard Lee (screenplay) and
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Release Date:
28 September 1989 (Australia) See more »
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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 »
User Reviews:
Odd and wonderful 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
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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
 
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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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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Far Beyond UsSee more »

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Odd and wonderful, 30 September 2013
Author: Niklas Pivic from Stockholm, Sweden

First of all, I loved how this film was wholly unapologetic. It feels like the work of someone who's done what they wanted, without compromise. Still, this is not without its merits and problems. While the film stands out as odd and, as such, interesting without knowing more about it, I feel that it could have gained by using more traditional work on the plot, a little like Wim Wenders did on "Paris, Texas", or by Gus van Sant's "Paranoid Park", which are both odd films where the somewhat straightforward plots worked wonders without taking away from the unusual contents. Having said that, this film is filled with wonderful, everyday, never-before-seen imagery with wonderful human beings, a fresh view of presenting a film, photography where the object of a shot is rarely in the center of the image and a storyline that goes a bit all over the place - thank Bog for that. All in all: recommendable, and gets better as the film progresses.

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