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Looking for Alibrandi (2000)

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 ...
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Pia Miranda ...
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Sera Conti
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Rosa DiMarte ...
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Alibrandia etsimässä  »

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€11,406 (Italy) (14 July 2002)
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Trivia

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 »

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

Jacob Coote: Do you want to go out with me?
Josie Alibrandi: You'd have to meet my mother.
Jacob Coote: I don't meet mothers.
Josie Alibrandi: Well, I don't go out with guys who don't meet mothers.
Jacob Coote: All right, forget it, it was a stupid idea anyway.
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Connections

Features Catch Phrase (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Veda Rhyddum
Written by Samee Sen Gupta
Performed by POCKET
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User Reviews

 
Looking in all the right places.
22 April 2001 | by (Perth, Western Australia) – See all my reviews

Okay, so firstly this is a fine Australia film. What that means is that it is quirky, memorable, identifiable and just a great way to spend an hour or so. Don't expect big names, well outside of Australia, and don't expect guns, car chases, FX, or your typical Hollywood blaise. This film goes to prove that the simple story of a girl looking for who she is in the world, can still bring a tear to ones eye.

Secondly, for the ladies, if you are looking for a good "chick-flick" you can hardly go wrong. And for the lads, Pia epitamises the "girl next door" look.

Lastly, if you haven't experienced a good Aussie movie and don't fancy a youthful Mel Gibson, why not give this movie a go. I highly recommend it.


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