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 »
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
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 »
Just before Rachel and Joseph go off in the pony cart, a mike is visible coming in from the left-hand side, near where Madam Guttman is standing. See more »
I saw this film at it's opening at the Keno in the soffitel Hotel in Melbourne and it was the best movie I have ever seen! The film is great with beautiful photography and insightful music. I think that Steve Bastoni was fantastic in the film and without him the movie would not be right. I give this movie 10 out of 10. If you haven't seen this movie I recommend that you see it as soon as possible!
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