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During one unusually hot and tragic weekend, four people struggle after hearing some life-changing news, this in turn brings them together.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mary Kostakidis ...
SBS Newsreader
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Meryl Lee
Daniela Farinacci ...
Julia
Robbie Hoad ...
Rob (as Rob Hoad)
William McInnes ...
Nick
Leon Teague ...
Doctor
Andrew S. Gilbert ...
Phil
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Andy Walker
Elena Carapetis ...
Maria
Tamara Lee ...
Policewoman (as Tamara Lees)
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Train Driver
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Anna
Irena Dangov ...
Train Driver's Wife
Jacquelynne Willcox ...
Current Affairs Reporter
Laura Peisley ...
Emily
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On a Friday after a horrific train crash, three newsmen in Adelaide must take stock: Nick, a photojournalist, learns he has cancer; Andy, a writer with two children who has a bad relationship with his ex, learns his girlfriend Anna is pregnant; Phil, an editor, realizes he's missing his children's growing up. That afternoon, Meryl, an artist who illustrates sympathy cards and constantly imagines disasters, witnesses a train accident kill a man. At the crash site, she meets Nick, and a relationship flowers over the next three days which makes them both question their lives, wants and needs. Nick's mother, Andy's kids and ex, the dead man's girlfriend, the driver of the train, and his son round out an ensemble of grief and sorrow as each character becomes linked to another through the train accident. Can decisions to act bring hope? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Disaster Is Everywhere

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Rated PG-13 for some violent images, sexual content and thematic material | See all certifications »

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18 August 2005 (Australia)  »

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Opening Weekend:

$947 (USA) (21 April 2006)

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$104,756 (USA) (1 September 2006)
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First feature film to be funded from the Adelaide Film Festival Investment Fund (AFFIF). See more »

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Meryl Lee: Cancer cancer? You're dumping me because you've got cancer? Shouldn't I be dumping you if you've got cancer?
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Real and brilliant
10 September 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

With life inevitably comes death and the characters here bring the fear, longing and love of life to us in the most normal, everyday way. This doesn't stop you from walking from the cinema feeling you have just witnessed brilliance. Subtle. Real. Everyday. Normal .... but engaging, wonderful and more than just another movie. This is real life drama without twee, without corn, without a sledgehammer. Running like a railway track throughout the movie is the reality of death which may be around the corner, or a century away, no one knows their final hour, yet everyone finally becomes more aware of its inevitability at some point. The difference lay in how we all deal with this reality. Sara Watt has managed to show us all this and more not only in the dialogue of the movie but in subtle looks, scenes and nuances. It's a rare treat to be considered an intelligent audience.


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