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The world of 14 year old Shaun revolves around his broken family home, and a group of truant friends who inhabit Melbourne's northern suburb shopping centres. As he tries to make the ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kane McNay ...
Shaun
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Jenny
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Sam
Maxie Rickard ...
Tanya
Sarah Naumoff ...
Joanne
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Sue
Ryan Paine ...
Laurie
Ronald Grima ...
Dean
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Darren
Sheryl Munks ...
Pam
Victoria Eagger ...
Yvonne
John Penman ...
Brian
Susan Godfrey ...
Constable Tamara
Helen Doig ...
Ann-Marie
Pauline Terry-Beitz ...
Jean
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The world of 14 year old Shaun revolves around his broken family home, and a group of truant friends who inhabit Melbourne's northern suburb shopping centres. As he tries to make the transition into adulthood, the audience is forced to view the world through the eyes of one whom society is reluctant to accept. Written by Benjamin Sharp <absharp@hotmail.com>

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Utterly real slice of life drama. A dazzling directorial debut.
21 August 2000 | by (Canberra, Australia) – See all my reviews

With a nod to Italian neo-realism, first time director Vincent Giarrusso takes us into the world of a working class 14 year old Australian boy. The result is a confronting and powerful work - never patronising to its characters - with a semi-documentary style that masks the great artistry that went behind it. The cinematography of Brendan Lavelle is brilliant - excellent because it is unobtrusive. The haunting music of Glen Bennie and the director is also fine.

And the performances of the entire cast are superb. You can't help but single out the work of Nell Feeney as Jenny (Shaun's mother), she will move you to tears. But at the heart of the film is the extraordinary performance of Kane McNay as Shaun - he is staggeringly good. For an actor so young to carry a film like this is miraculous - I think we will see a lot more of this boy in the future.

So bravo to Vincent Giarrusso (writer, director, composer) for creating this superb movie - it may not be a side of Australian life that we feel comfortable revealing to the world, but it is perhaps the most accurate depiction of that side that I have ever seen. And in the end you love these flawed but very real human beings. 10 stars.


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