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Rain (III) (2001)

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Whilst on a family vacation on the Mahurangi Peninsula in New Zealand, 13-year-old Janey begins to realize that her parents' marriage is on the rocks.

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Cast

Cast overview:
Alicia Fulford-Wierzbicki ...
Janey
Sarah Peirse ...
Kate
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Cady
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Ed
Aaron Murphy ...
Jim
David Taylor ...
Sam
Chris Sherwood ...
Ron
Claire Dougan ...
Joy
Alison Routledge ...
Heather
Pino Scopas ...
Pino
Ross Harper ...
Partygoer #1
Jane Irwin ...
Partygoer #2
Tom Evans ...
Partygoer #3
Andi Reveley ...
Partygoer #4
Lu Rathe ...
Boat Cleaner
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Storyline

Janey is on vacation with her brother, Jim, mother, Kate, and father Ed, at their beach house on the Mahurangi Peninsual in New Zealand. Ed and Kate, who are on the verge of divorce, sit around in the back yard all day drinking whiskey and Janey and Jim are left to their own devices. Cady, a local boatee who is having an affair with Kate, catches Janey's pubescent eye. In response to his wife's drinking problem and recurring infidelity, Ed turns to alcohol, ignoring his children almost as much as his wife, which eventually leads to a character's fate. Written by NZFILM

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October 2001 (New Zealand)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$15,222 (USA) (26 April 2002)

Gross:

$453,517 (USA) (20 September 2002)
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Although the film is set in the 1970s, the "Clipsal" type electric light switch seen on the bathroom wall in close up in one scene dates from the 1990s. See more »

Quotes

Janey: I'd like to have some nice photo's.
Jim: Why?
Janey: 'Cause I want to.
Ed: What for?
Janey: My portfolio.
Ed: Why do you need a portfolio?
Janey: I don't know.
Ed: What would you do with a portfolio?
Janey: I think it'd give me good confidence.
Ed: I didn't think you needed it.
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Soundtracks

Cry Wolf
(L. Germano/M. Segal/J. Joyce)
Universal - Songs of Polygram Int., inc./Neeha Music/Warner-Tamerlane
Publishing Corp. (BMI)
o/b/o Crossfire Music and Jay Joyce Music
Performed by Lisa Germano
Licensed courtesy of 4AD
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Uneasy Beauty
24 April 2006 | by (Berlin, GER) – See all my reviews

Visually and acting wise masterly, the coming-of-age-story of a teenage girl unfolds an atmospheric undertow which solidifies through the parenthetical film music and the non-involved voice from the off of the young protagonist. It's shot mainly in sepia which in its dim alignment contributes to the mysterious beauty of the film. Convincing ensemble: Sarah Peirse personifies Kate with a restless and lascivious sensuality. The performances of Alistair Browning and Marton Csokas require a much more subtlety than their "Lord of the Rings" parts. But the true heart of the film are the wonderful performances of the young artists: the 15 years old Alicia Fulford-Wierzbicki who got the New Zealand Film Award as Best Young Talent, and the honestly adorable Aaron Murphy, playing the young, cute brother Jim. "Cinema of Unease", beautiful and uncomfortable at the same time, dangerously calm with subtly accentuated shots of a dusky landscape, the story tells the chronicle of an announced death.


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