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Dead Letter Office (1998)

Alice's father left when she was a child. She continued to share her life with him in letters that she sent not realising that he never received them. Eventually, they all come back with "... See full summary »

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Young Alice
Tess Mornana ...
Young Alice (voice)
Mariette Carey ...
Miss Harris
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Alice Walsh
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Kevin
Georgina Naidu ...
Mary
Syd Brisbane ...
Peter
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Frank Lopez
Malcolm Singh ...
Victor
Mark Wilson ...
Youth
Jane Hall ...
Heather
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Lizzy
Alethea McGrath ...
Gardening Woman
Carole Fraser ...
Aboriginal Woman
Guillermina Ulloa ...
Lucia
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Alice's father left when she was a child. She continued to share her life with him in letters that she sent not realising that he never received them. Eventually, they all come back with "Dead Letter Office" stamped on the front. As an adult, she becomes consumed with a desire to find him and takes a job with the Dead Letter Office, convinced that she can use them to fulfill her romantic notions of a reunion with her father. What awaits her at the DLO is far more than that ... Written by Peter Webb <tjebi@mpx.com.au>

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Heartfelt Aussie flic that deserves better
18 January 1999 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Letters with no destination end up in another world found in the back rooms of the post office. Here, Alice manages to land a job in hope of finding her lost father. What she does discover is the tormented soul of her boss, Frank. A quiet little Aussie flic that came and went at the cinema. Now you find it in the deep dark corner of the video shop, overshadowed by fifty copies of that dreaded GODZILLA film. It's a shame because this turned out to be a satisfying film telling a brave tale with strong simple images and effective performances from the two leads. This film succeeds where Garry Marshall's other dead letter office flic DEAR GOD (1996 - USA) failed, and comes close to the brilliance of, not the Kevin Costner turkey, but He Jianjun's POSTMAN (1995 - China).


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