The complicated relationship between Percy Grainger, famous Australian-born early 20th century folk musician, and his abusive unstable mother that lead to his interest in S&M, instability and failed relationships with women.

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Percy Grainger
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Rose Grainger
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Karen Holten
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Alfhild de Luce
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Herman Sandby
Linda Cropper ...
Mrs. Lowery
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Bille Brown ...
John Grainger
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Doctor
Fiona Press ...
Jenny the Maid
Genevieve Mooy ...
Ada Crossley
Peter Whitford ...
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Jamie Croft ...
Barrow Boy
Claire Paradine ...
Prostitute
Branden Zandstra ...
Boy in park
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The complicated relationship between Percy Grainger, famous Australian-born early 20th century folk musician, and his abusive unstable mother that lead to his interest in S&M, instability and failed relationships with women.

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A passionate performance, from a passionate actor in a well fashioned film
25 August 2013 | by (adelaide, australia) – See all my reviews

It takes a phenomenal actor to pull off such a believable performance of a complex character, that being Percy Granger, worlds away from the life of the messed up David Helffgot. The photography of the period is piece perfect, but it is Roxborough's performance that will blow you away ( like he did as that corrupt detective, Roger Rogerson in Blue Murder, years prior) as the eccentric pianist who hid a dark secret, hence the reason for the R rating this film unjustly got. Grainger shared a sadomachistic relationship with his Mother, (Barbara Hershey, in a impeccable performance) that involved heavy whipping, that is passed onto his new wife, who's forced to accept the never changing Grainger for who he is. Burke and Karvan, especially, (more impressive by the minute) lend fine support, as Percy's friends. The film does end suddenly, it becomes such an engrossing view, as we really delve in and become fascinated by this famous pianist, who's name I can heavily recall, being mentioned as a kid. After all, he was of the great and most gifted pianists of them all, who always left an impression on his audience, just like Roxborough will leave an impression, with his performance of this great. Look at the world through Percy's eyes, in another landmark Aussie film.


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