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Till Human Voices Wake Us (2002)

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A man returns to Victoria, Australia, where he grew up, and encounters a mysterious woman who reminds him of someone he once knew.

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Dr. Sam Franks
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Ruby
Frank Gallacher ...
Lindley Joyner ...
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Peter Curtin ...
Dr. David Franks
Margot Knight ...
Dorothy Lewis
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Russ
Dawn Klingberg ...
Mrs. Sarks
David Ravenswood ...
Lawyer
Stewart Faichney ...
Reverend Mortenbury
Diana Greentree ...
Mrs. Pickford
Ian Swan ...
Police Sergeant
Mark Perren Jones ...
Police Constable
Sally Plant ...
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Sam and Silvy are best friends. One night, as they are watching a falling star while floating on their backs in a lake, Sylvy disappears from his side. Despite his best efforts, he cannot find her under water. Many years later, Sam, now a psychologist, returns to bury his father. Back in his hometown, he meets a woman called Ruby who reminds him in so many ways of his lost love. Written by Ploy P.

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Sometimes the mysteries of your past find a way into your future. See more »

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Rated R for a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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12 September 2002 (Australia)  »

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Mistérios do Passado  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$7,968, 23 February 2003, Limited Release

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$120,079, 11 May 2003
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The title is taken from the last line of the 1917 poem 'The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock' by T.S. Eliot. It reads: "Till human voices wake us and we drown". See more »

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Sam's business card has him as 'MB. B.S. F.R.A.N.Z.C.P.'. It should be presented as 'M.B., B.S. (Melbourne - or other University name), F.R.A.N.Z.C.P.'. See more »

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Maurie Lewis: Most people like to hide from things. That retards the growth of the spirit, and pretty soon their mortal ears can't hear the soul flapping its wings, wanting to fly in the face of life. To dare! You understand? Well, you'll never be quite alive until you do.
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Imaginative remake of Wild Strawberries
7 April 2004 | by See all my reviews

The supernatural seems to be real in this poetic film about a repressed Australian psychiatrist who revisits his boyhood home. Thereafter, the film becomes a long dream sequence as he deals with a terrible trauma from his youth. The beauty of the Australian countryside makes the dream world seem possible.

Ingmar Bergman's film Wild Strawberries has a very similar construction, without the ambiguity. Perhaps a direct influence?

The pace and music are deliberately slow to evoke a sleep-like world, so don't lose patience. Just enjoy the idyllic scenery and the wonderful acting, especially by the teenage actors.


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