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After the Deluge (2003)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Romance  -  15 June 2003 (Australia)
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Follows the stories of the four men of the Kirby family. As Alex's marriage breaks apart, Toby tries desperately to start a family, and Marty tries to kick-start his faded music career as ... See full summary »

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Alex Kirby
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Toby Kirby
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Young Cliff
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Nikki Kirby
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Beth
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Margaret
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Follows the stories of the four men of the Kirby family. As Alex's marriage breaks apart, Toby tries desperately to start a family, and Marty tries to kick-start his faded music career as well as find a meaningful relationship with someone his own age, all three must come to terms with their father's mental state. Cliff, suffering from Alzheimer's disease, is reliving his disturbing memories of the war and his first love, as a part of his experiences of the present . Through all four stories, we uncover a families troubled past, and their struggle towards a reconciled future. Written by David Lamb <lambstein@hotmail.com>

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When Ray Barret plays the violin near the start, he is obviously not playing - the bow doesn't touch the strings and his fingers move where there are no note changes. See more »

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Marty Kirby: Do you wanna get shitfaced?
Toby Kirby: Nah.
Marty Kirby: Good, you can drive.
Toby Kirby: Can we take Alex?
Marty Kirby: Nah, fuck him.
Toby Kirby: Ok, I'll give him a call.
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8 February 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This movie is pure brilliance - by far the most incisive and captivating look at contemporary society I have seen for a long, long time. Forget Lord of the Rings and The Matrix - this is one of Hugo Weaving's best performances - David Wenham and Rachel Griffiths are also brilliant (too bad there was no room for Geoffrey Rush and Cate Blanchett, but you can't have everything).

The World War II narrative is juxtaposed with the story of the three sons making their way through today's society - all the tension, tragedy and humor of family, birth, death, marriage and aging are dealt with with finesse and power. The way this movie truly captures and explores dementia startled me like no other movie has.

A daring and challenging story is pulled off flawlessly - without any faff, irrelevancies, clichés or Hollywood pap. Brilliant cast, brilliantly directed - this utterly unknown and completely underrated movie is a gem.

Special Features include director commentary, featurettes on making of, set design, costume and interviews.


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