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15 Amore (1998)

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Peace within war. An adult voice narrates a story of childhood during World War II when he lived with his mother, brother, and sister on an estate in Australia's Hunter Valley, his father ... See full summary »

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Lisa Hensley ...
Dorothy
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Alfredo
Domenic Galati ...
Joseph
Tara Jakszewicz ...
Rachel
Gertraud Ingeborg ...
Madame Gutman
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Mercia
Joel Pieterse ...
Denis
Nicholas Bryant ...
Brendan
Michael Harrop ...
Lieutenant Hood
Garth Russell ...
Corporal Sampson
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Colonel Kelly
Peter Hayes ...
William
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Peace within war. An adult voice narrates a story of childhood during World War II when he lived with his mother, brother, and sister on an estate in Australia's Hunter Valley, his father away fighting, and two Italian prisoners of war staying with them, in effect being his papa. They are joined by Jewish refugees from Berlin, a mother and daughter. There's heat between the German daughter, Rachel, and Joseph, one of the Italians, and there's an attraction between Dorothy, the head of the family, and Alfredo, the other Italian. A carriage accident, a tick, the local martinet, Madame Gutman's pride, and the change that comes with peace threaten to bring tragedy. Plus, father may return. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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19 October 2000 (Australia)  »

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Amores de Guerra  »

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When filming the scene in the river where Brendan almost drowns and then spits out a tadpole, real live tadpoles were used. In one take, Nic Bryant accidentally swallowed a tadpole and was sick for the next two days. See more »

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Game, Set and Match
2 January 2001 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

This delightful film set in the 2nd World War is based on a true story. While it was made in 1998 it wasn't released into Australian cinemas until 2000. Why it was left this long will always be a mystery to me.

Australian films, of late, have been fairly well received comedies, and this was a blessed diversion from froth and bubble to a serious but light film. It manages to capture the oppressive beauty and harshness of the Australian outback without jamming it down your throat and takes its time in telling the story, instead of rushing - which is, I feel, a typical Australian story telling style.

Outstanding performances from leads Lisa Hensley and Steve Bastoni whose characters sizzle with sexual tension.

Well worth seeking out!


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