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A teenage Australian girl deals with the traumas of everyday life. These include her difficult relationship with her single mother, the unexpected return of her long-lost father, the ... See full summary »

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Katia Alibrandi
Kerry Walker ...
Sister Louise (Nun)
Pia Miranda ...
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Leanne Carlow ...
Sera Conti
Diane Viduka ...
Anna Selicic
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Robert
Rosa DiMarte ...
Patrizia
Domenico DiMarte ...
Riccardo
Tyrone Lara ...
Anton Valavic
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A teenage Australian girl deals with the traumas of everyday life. These include her difficult relationship with her single mother, the unexpected return of her long-lost father, the disapproving nuns at her strict Catholic school, the acceptance of her schoolmates,and romantic dilemmas over two very different boys. Written by Phythian

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Sometimes what you're looking for is closer than you think...

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4 May 2000 (Australia)  »

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Alibrandia etsimässä  »

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Senator Barton and his son John were named in reference to Australia's first prime minister, Edmund Barton. See more »

Goofs

Josie's hair changes between Black and Auburn throughout the film. Particularly notable when she mistakes a student for John Barton at the train station. Her hair was colored, turns black and is then colored again in the next scene. See more »

Quotes

[Before getting on a motorbike]
Jacob Coote: You ready?
Josie Alibrandi: Just let me check my bag for ID. I don't want to be named Jane Doe at the morgue.
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Features Catch Phrase (1998) See more »

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Divine
Written by McCarthy, Frew, Salmon and Faulkner
Performed by Antenna
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Somewhat disappointing
24 May 2000 | by (Melbourne Australia) – See all my reviews

I was looking forward to viewing this promising new Australian movie, yet I was disappointed at its lack of depth of emotion, and film style.

The story, once a novel, is well written and warming, and the father-daughter relationship is quite touching, yet I felt that some of the strongest emotions were only lightly dismissed.

The film is visually quite colourful, and has a slight Australian teen soap feel to it.

I recommend that you see this film, if only once, for the story at least.


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