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Lilian's Story (1996)

 -  Drama  -  25 September 1998 (USA)
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For forty years Lilian Singer has been locked up in a 'loony bin' by her father. Her release is eventually secured by her eccentric Aunt Kitty and her brother, John. Lilian starts to carve ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ruth Cracknell ...
Lilian Singer
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John Singer
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Young Lilian Singer
John Flaus ...
Frank
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Head Orderly
Lyle O'Hara ...
Esther
Kate Agnew ...
May
Fiona Press ...
Ruby
Pat Hutchinson ...
Babs
Rachel Szalay ...
Inmate One
Kris Bidenko ...
Inmate Two
Janet Foye ...
Inmate Three
Deborah Foster ...
Inmate Four
Iris Shand ...
Aunt Kitty
Michael Greir ...
Driver of Kitty's Cab
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For forty years Lilian Singer has been locked up in a 'loony bin' by her father. Her release is eventually secured by her eccentric Aunt Kitty and her brother, John. Lilian starts to carve out a place for herself. As she explores Sydney and the people who live and work around her she sees others looking for love. Lilian shows us it is never too late to change your life and that even unusual choices can bring contentment. Written by Anonymous

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$1,220 (USA) (26 March 1999)

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$1,220 (USA) (26 March 1999)
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Ruth Cracknell was the one who suggested Toni Collette having been a huge fan of hers since she saw her in Muriel's Wedding. Collette was also a huge fan of Cracknell's and of the show Mother and Son and was excited to hear Cracknell was a huge fan of hers too. See more »

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Gorgeous Australian drama about a woman's lifelong struggles with mental illness and family relationships.
11 December 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I don't agree with the other persons post, he/she is entitled to their opinion but i fell in love with this film. I adore Australian cinema and have always sort out the golden gems through the years since i was a teenager. This film came out at a time when i needed it! Lilian as the older woman portrayed struggles to cope with being out of hospital after a long period. Suffering from mental illness myself i identified with the feelings of isolation and depression portrayed. The flashbacks worked for me as i could connect with her as to why she may have ended up so scared and alone. I recommend this film if u want to see Toni Collettes earlier work and it is one of Ruth Cracknells final films and the haunting lines she utters still ring now! Not a masterpiece but a fine Australian production.


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