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A Little Bit of Soul (1998)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  19 March 1998 (Australia)
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Two scientists vie for funding from a wealthy heiress and her loopy politician husband.



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Credited cast:
Dr. Richard Shorkinghorn
Kate Haslett
Heather Mitchell ...
Grace Michael
John Gaden ...
Dr. Sommerville
Iris Shand ...
Mrs. Crane
Kerry Walker ...
Eugenie Mason
Jennifer Hagan ...
The Prosecution
Peter Duncan ...
The Defence
Paul Blackwell ...
Hungry Fred
Craig Rasmus ...
Paul Livingston ...
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Voice of Sir Samuel Michael
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Yoel Goldenberg ...


Richard and Kate are former lovers who are now working independently to find the secret of the aging process. Both apply for funding from the Michael Foundation, and are asked to spend the weekend discussing the proposals with the Head of the Foundation, who happens to be married to the Australian Treasurer. They have a very interesting weekend. Written by Anonymous

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In love, science and politics, anything is possible if you're willing to give up... A Little Bit of Soul.



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19 March 1998 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Con un po' d'anima  »

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DEM 53,629 (Germany) (3 July 1998)


DEM 53,629 (Germany) (3 July 1998)

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Yet another interesting Australian film
28 September 2000 | by (Mountain Mesa, California) – See all my reviews

Although the script somewhat concerns discovering a method for controlling the aging process of humans, this low-budget film is most notable for top-flight satirical writing and exceptional acting. Heather Mitchell, a stage trained actress Down Under, is remarkable with her acutely accurate sense of comic syntactic timing. She, along with Geoffrey Rush, much lauded for his performance in "Shine", thoroughly enjoy creating their roles. Australian politics, hardly different from any other, are broadly pastiched. The director, Peter Duncan, also scripted and nicely plays a barrister. The plot is wildly improbable but each scene presents something of interest. This little known work deserves a wider audience than it has had.

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