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Director:
Writer:
Rolf de Heer (written by)
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Release Date:
26 April 2005 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
All he needs is love. See more »
Plot:
Bubby has spent thirty years trapped in the same small room, tricked by his mother. One day, he manages to escape, and, deranged and naive in equal measures, his adventure into modern life begins. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
9 wins & 3 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(30 articles)
20 essential Australian films?
 (From IF.com.au. 10 April 2014, 2:58 PM, PDT)

Nicholas Hope on fame
 (From IF.com.au. 13 November 2012, 3:04 PM, PST)

Priscilla has biggest cultural impact of films released 1993-97: Screen Aus
 (From IF.com.au. 7 November 2012, 6:59 PM, PST)

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One of my favorites of all time! See more (81 total) »

Cast

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Nicholas Hope ... Bubby
Claire Benito ... Mam
Ralph Cotterill ... Pop

Syd Brisbane ... Yobbo
Nikki Price ... Screaming Woman
Ullie Birve ... Robbed Woman (as Ulli Birve)
Audine Leith ... Fondled Salvo

Natalie Carr ... Cherie the Salvo
Lucia Mastrantone ... Pizza Waitress
Carmel Johnson ... Angel
Jip De Heer ... Treelopper
James Ammitzboll ... Little
Grant Piro ... Salesman
Celine O'Leary ... Woman in Mercedes
Dave Flannagan ... Cop / Warder (as Dave Flanagan)
Paul Philpot ... Paul (Band Singer)
Todd Telford ... Little Greg (keyboards)
Paul Simpson ... Big Greg (drummer)
Stephen Smooker ... Middle Greg (bass)
Peter Monaghan ... Steve (guitarist)
Mark Brouggy ... Mark (roadie)
James Bonifazio ... Young Man
Emma West ... Violinist
Bruce Gilbert ... Dan
Michael Habib ... Cop #2

Alan Holy ... Cop #3
Betty Sumner-Lovett ... Gayle
Nellie Egan ... Vicki
Michael Constantinou ... The Animal
Alec Talbot ... Prison Superintendent
Norman Kaye ... The Scientist
Michelle O'Regan ... Fondled Woman
Gordon Poole ... Penniless Drunk
Jamie Nicolai ... Number One Fan
Pandy Tsimboulis ... Pandy
Rachael Huddy ... Rachael
Maryla Galus ... Maryla
Janet Kanda ... Janet
Heather Slattery ... Heather
Fille Dusselee ... Shannon (as Fille Dusseljee)
Stephanie Cooper ... Sharon
Bridget Walters ... Angel's Mother
Graham Duckett ... Angel's Father

Andy McPhee ... Yobbo #2 (as Andy Mcphee)
Tim Maloney
Geoff Revell
Lindsay Grose
Susan Ferguson
Josie Scattergood
Alan Huddleston
Laurel Aird
Paul Ammitzboll
Fran O'Donoghue
Vincenzo Andreacchio
Clemente de Salamanca
Olly Alick
Ryder Grindle ... Youth
Kris Stewart
Joe Rossiter
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Heather Rose ... (uncredited)
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Directed by
Rolf de Heer 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Rolf de Heer  written by

Produced by
Rolf de Heer .... producer
Giorgio Draskovic .... producer
David Lightfoot .... associate producer
Domenico Procacci .... producer
 
Original Music by
Graham Tardif 
 
Cinematography by
Ian Jones (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Suresh Ayyar 
 
Production Design by
Mark Abbott 
 
Art Direction by
Tim Nicholls 
 
Costume Design by
Beverly Freeman 
 
Makeup Department
Beverly Freeman .... hair stylist
Beverly Freeman .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Paul Ammitzboll .... production manager
Sharon Jackson .... production manager
Gina Ploenges .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul Ammitzboll .... first assistant director
Geoffrey Knibbs .... second assistant director
Fran O'Donoghue .... second assistant director
David Wolfe-Barry .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Kerry Brewster .... art department assistant
Kim Duffy .... art department assistant
Crispin Joos .... carpenter
Mark McCullogh .... art department assistant
Jamie Nicolai .... art department assistant
Fran Nielsen .... art department assistant
Garry Shead .... paintings: D.H. Lawrence series (as Gary Shead)
Tim Stanley .... carpenter
Joya Stevens .... art department assistant
Mike Thomas .... construction manager
 
Sound Department
Suresh Ayyar .... sound editor
Mike Bakaloff .... boom operator (as Michael Bakaloff)
Jolie Chandler .... sound editor
James Currie .... sound mixer
James Currie .... sound recordist
James Currie .... supervising sound editor
Steve Murphy .... dolby consultant (as Stephen Murphy)
Michael Oxenberry .... boom operator
John Simpson .... foley
Frederick Stahl .... audio engineer (as Fred Stahl)
 
Visual Effects by
Molle DeBartolo .... digital restoration artist (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Ammitzboll .... contributing cinematographer
John Armstrong .... contributing cinematographer
Steve Arnold .... contributing cinematographer
Ross Blake .... contributing cinematographer
Brian Bosisto .... contributing cinematographer
David Burr .... contributing cinematographer
Simon Cardwell .... contributing cinematographer
Simon Cardwell .... still photographer
John Chataway .... contributing cinematographer
Ernie Clarke .... contributing cinematographer
Brigid Costello .... contributing cinematographer
Paul Dallwitz .... contributing cinematographer (as Paul Dalwitz)
Clive Duncan .... contributing cinematographer
David Foreman .... contributing cinematographer
Harry Glynatsis .... contributing cinematographer
Harry Glynatsis .... focus puller
Phil Hayward-Surry .... best boy
Tibor Hegedis .... clapper loader
Tibor Hegedis .... contributing cinematographer
Barry Helleren .... contributing cinematographer
Walter Holt .... contributing cinematographer
Keith 'Snooty' Johnson .... gaffer: studio (as Keith 'Sooty' Johnson)
Ian Jones .... contributing cinematographer
Roger Lanser .... contributing cinematographer
Brendan Lavelle .... contributing cinematographer
Steve Macdonald .... contributing cinematographer (as Steve McDonald)
Rick Martin .... contributing cinematographer
Richard Michalak .... contributing cinematographer
Jeff Morgan .... contributing cinematographer
John Ogden .... contributing cinematographer
Max Pepper .... contributing cinematographer
Richard Rees-Jones .... contributing cinematographer
Richard Rees-Jones .... gaffer
Geoffrey Simpson .... contributing cinematographer
Gerald Thompson .... contributing cinematographer
Lisa Tomasetti .... additional stills photography
Lisa Tomasetti .... contributing cinematographer
Kym Vaitiekus .... contributing cinematographer (as Kim Vaitiekus)
Tim Wood .... additional stills photography
 
Other crew
Claire Benito .... production assistance
Guy Davis .... unit nurse
Phil Hayward-Surry .... production assistant
Tom Heuzenroeder .... work experience
Sharon Jackson .... production accountant
Gina Ploenges .... production coordinator
Joya Stevens .... production attachment
 
Thanks
Walter Partos .... thanks
 

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114 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The roach that Bubby ate was real.See more »
Quotes:
Bubby:Me be pop now.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in 40,000 Years of Dreaming (1997)See more »
Soundtrack:
If You See KaySee more »

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12 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
One of my favorites of all time!, 9 February 2006
Author: buckley27 from United States

Whew! what can I say.. I know that this movie is not for everyone... but it is definitely in my top 3 of all time.

When I first discovered this movie years ago in a dusty rack in the back of my local alterno store it enthralled me. I copied it and gave out copies as often as I could I warned everyone I gave the film to that the first five minutes are some of the most oppressive frames ever exposed in film... I think they might even be worse than Eraserhead. I warned that they needed to get through this and that on the other side was an amazing life affirming movie. Sadly.. most of them reported back that they could not make it through the first five minutes.

That primarily is why I don't think this film is for everyone. The makers knew it would take a certain kind of commitment to appreciate the universal message of this film. The childlike education of Bubby is crafted so well, the subtext in this film is layered so deep it took me dozens of viewings to sort it all out. In a way it's sort of like a more deviant (if you can imagine that) yet sincere version of TOMMY.

Yes, it's that good. If you haven't seen it, please, oh please do. And, make sure you make it through the first five minutes an you will be rewarded with an amazing experience....

'How not breathe?'

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