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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
Jillian O'Dowd ...
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Alethea McGrath ...
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Carole Fraser ...
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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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Fantastic

This film is a wonderfully simplistic work. Enjoyable from start to end it is both sad yet uplifting at the same time. The performances from Miranda Otto (oh, how she deserves so much more recognition!)and George del Hoya are beautiful and yet almost painful to watch, as the two tortured souls come to understand each other. The supporting cast of workers at the Dead Letter Office are wonderful bit-parts in them selves, as is Alice's long-suffering boyfriend, who I couldn't help but feel slightly sorry for. There's one particular scene I could watch over and over (and I have!), it's such a shame that films like these don't get recognition, and therefore bring them futher into the public eye for more people to enjoy. I cried, I laughed and I sighed. I'd recommend this film to anyone.


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