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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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(Western Electric Sound System)| (RCA Sound System)

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1.85 : 1
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The opening scenes of trees in the skies full of leaves were derived from the fact that a camera operator left the steadicam switched on and it filmed some tree-tops. The shots looked great so some crew went back and shot some more leafy sky footage. 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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A strong and brilliant portrayal of school life.
7 August 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I had the pleasure of witnessing this brilliant film at a preview screening in Sydney. Although it was a pleasure to see it. Pleasure is not the emotion you are left with as the credits roll.

2:37 is a film that tackles not just one stigma felt by young individuals but all of them. Chief of which is isolation. It is not just to place the films final galvanising scene on a pedestal above the others, but rather it is important to see it as the culmination. And from that, it is important to realise what it represents to both you as the viewer and to the people directly effected by it.

2:37 is not a soft picture but the manner in which Mr Thalluri handles it's subject matter with a profound dignity and it's no holds barred approach acts as credit to it's message.

I do not believe films such as 2:37 should be scaled by votes of favour. Rather it should be recommended to those looking for purpose in their viewing.

A brilliantly crafted portrait of innocence lost. And a master stroke for a as of yet untaped talent.

Not to be missed.


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