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Danny has been sent to boarding school, in this sequel to The Year My Voice Broke. Against a backdrop of bullying and sadistic teachers Danny strikes up an affair with an African girl, Thandiwe, studying at a nearby girl's school. Their affair blossoms while everyone tries to stop it. Nicole Kidman also appears as a sexually repressed senior at Thandiwe's school. Written by Matthew Stanfield <mattst@cogs.susx.ac.uk>

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14 November 1992 (USA)  »

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$2,415,396 (USA)
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In 2011, Thandie Newton told InStyle Magazine that during the filming of this movie, its director, John Duigan, coerced her into starting a sexual relationship with him, despite the fact that she was 16 and he was 39. She clarified in the interview that the relationship was not strictly illegal, since she was above the age of consent in Australia, but that it left her feeling "self-destructive" and not "in control of the situation," and she had to have therapy later to come to terms with its ramifications. See more »

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Melissa Miles: Good game.
Danny Embling: Yeah. Three badly injured so far.
Melissa Miles: You don't sound very patriotic.
Danny Embling: No, I'm not. I'm here for anthropological reasons.
Melissa Miles: Huh?
Danny Embling: Football. It's a form of mating ritual. That's why you're here, isn't it?
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Follows The Year My Voice Broke (1987) See more »

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Written by John Duigan / Sarah de Jong
Music Director Sarah de Jong
Orchestral performance by Sydney Youth Orchestra
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Well made coming of age story
7 January 2003 | by (Oceanside,Ca.) – See all my reviews

I know this is a sequel but I never saw the first film but I am familiar with the actors. Noah Taylor from "Shine" and Thandie Newton from "MI2" and of course Nicole Kidman and Naomi Watts. Newton is wonderful in a strong but understated performance. Her character is very complex as we watch her try and fit in but the school system always does its job of reminding her of where she comes from and who she is. Taylor is a good actor and does a good job of blending both his awkwardness and real heart at the same time. The romance between the two comes off unexpectedly well and you can't help but root for the two in a strict environment. On a trivial note, both Newton and Kidman would end up in films with Tom Cruise. I wonder how far off Naomi Watts is from being in one? Film is typical coming of age story but the unique angle is Newton's character as the daughter of an important African statesman and the result that we find out at the end of the film. Film is very nicely handled on every level.


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