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A contemporary, ensemble drama telling the complex tale of six high school students whose lives are interwoven with situations that so many of today's youth are faced with. The story takes ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Frank Sweet ...
Marcus
Sam Harris ...
Luke
Charles Baird ...
'Uneven' Steven
Joel Mackenzie ...
Sean
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Sarah
Clementine Mellor ...
Kelly
Sarah Hudson ...
Julz
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Mr. Darcy
Amy Schapel ...
Lacey
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Theo
Chris Olver ...
Tom
Camille Qurban ...
Miriam
Olivia Furlong ...
Rochelle
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English Teacher
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A contemporary, ensemble drama telling the complex tale of six high school students whose lives are interwoven with situations that so many of today's youth are faced with. The story takes place during a normal school day. At precisely 2:37 a tragedy will occur, affecting the lives of a group of students and their teachers. As the story unfolds, the individual stories of the six teenagers are revealed, each with its own explosive significance. An unwanted pregnancy unravels a terrible, dark secret; all is not as it appears for the seemingly confident school football hero; an outcast must deal with everyday taunts from his peers; a beautiful young girl battles an eating disorder; a stellar student constantly struggles to win his parents' approval; while another uses drugs to escape from his own demons. Written by Anonymous

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L'adolescence est le moment ou il faut choisir entre vivre et mourir. [The moment in adolescence when one must choose between life and death] See more »

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17 August 2006 (Australia)  »

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2:37 - Two Thirty Seven  »

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AUD 1,000,000 (estimated)
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A variety of different film formats were used in the shooting of this picture including XD Cam - standard definition, Super 16mm film and HD Cam Cineata - high definition. See more »

Quotes

Sean: My mum got me a Husky last week.
School Counsellor: Oh yeah, how is it?
Sean: I cut it's fucking throat.
[pause, then Sean laughs]
Sean: Nah, just kidding, it's good.
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End credits start with: Dedicated to my dear friend Kelly Born February 7th - 8:34pm Died September 3rd - 2:37pm See more »

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Gymnopedies No. 1
Written by Erik Satie
Performed by Aldo Ciccolini
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Not for the faint hearted. it's difficult to tell who will love this film and who will find it thoroughly abhorred
19 August 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Well... What to say.

I think i shall start with a confession. I have cried 4 times in my life. once when my dad died, twice due to a girlfriend in high school, and at the end of this film. This film deals with the real confronting issues of 6 school kids, forcing them quite uncomfortably into the open for all the world to see. i have never seen a film that deals with the human emotional condition as well as this. everything from incest to incontinence is covered here and i doubt there are many people who are safe from the sting of familiarity with at least a couple of scenes.

It starts off with a suicide. at 2:37pm. then without letting you know who it was that died, the story begins to be told from the start of the day. it follows the lives of 6 school kids up until 2:37pm. it interchangeably, and edited with personal interviews of the 6 teenagers, lets you know everything about their lives. their loves, hates, dreams, desires, secrets, shame, false confidence, self loathing, corruption and arrogance. the overall outcome of which is a sort of "whodunnit" trying to discover the identity of the suicidal before it is revealed at the end of the film. without spoiling anything i must let you know. do not feel cheated by the ending. it contains a very important lesson.

And now a warning. this film is definitely NOT for the faint hearted. Many people actually walked out of the cinema half way through when i saw it. Disgusted by some of it's content. Or perhaps it's that it's sometimes hard to face the cold hard truth of reality. This is what high school is like for many people. i'm sure most would agree.


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