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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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A story of love and lost letters

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Dead Letter Office - Adresse unbekannt  »

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Real life father and daughter Barry Otto and Miranda Otto also appear as father and daughter in this film. See more »

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One of those warm, fuzzy movies
6 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

If the Australian Post Office ever needed a promotional film for recruitment then this is it.This is one of those movies who's heart is in the right place and you can watch again and again. Miranda's performance is touching as it shows an aspect of Australia unimagined by many Europeans, in that it can be cold, wet and bleak, just like anywhere else and just like anywhere else what is important is the people that surrounds you. The characters in the movie are warm and welcoming and make the prospect of a career move into a 'dead letter office' a thought to be considered. Miranda has gone on to do bigger movies, but I hope she always keeps a thought inside for this one?.


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