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Looking for Alibrandi (2000)

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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
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Domenico DiMarte ...
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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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Alibrandia etsimässä  »

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There are thirteen tracks on the soundtrack album. Of these, three do not appear in the film - Killing Heidi's "Weir", Happyland's "Don't You Even Know Who I Am" and Lo-Tel 's "Teenager of the Year ". The trailer mentions two of these bands as being part of the soundtrack - Killing Heidi and Lo-tel - though none of their music is heard in the film. The Killing Heidi song is heard in the background of the trailer itself. The version of the song "Teenager of the Year " heard on the film is performed by Brenda Starr. Happyland are also heard performing "Tintarella Di Luna" during the film. See more »

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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 »

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Josie Alibrandi: Wait, my father's a barrister,
Carly Bishop: She's lying! She doesn't have a father!
Josie Alibrandi: Yeah, that's right. And I'm the immaculate conception and my mother's the Virgin Mary!
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References African Manhunt (1955) See more »

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Dinnertime
Written by Kram, Whit and Janet
Performed by Spiderbait
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A surprising and fantastic independent film.

LOOKING FOR ALIBRANDI (2000) Rating: 9/10

This Australian teen comedy is a must-see. It has a simply honest story about a girl dealing with life, love and finding out her true father. This girl's name is Josie, an Aussy-Italian who is brought blazingly to life by promising newcomer Pia Miranda. The film has plenty of groovy one-liners and characters you can relate to at all times of life. The film is never too funny or never too serious, just about the right mix, while also adding a sprinkle of romance. The script never slows down, unless it's cockling about with Josie's father issue which is still very intriguing and true to life. The film has a great sense of humour to laugh at and with its amazingly detailed characters, and at the end it'll leave a big grin on your face that won't fade quick. Looking for Alibrandi, is a fantastic journey into the life of an Australian-Italian teen, it's not a comedy you may be overly keen to see, but it is not forgotten quickly, guaranteed.


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