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17 August 2006 (Australia) See more »
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It's only a matter of time. See more »
Plot:
A contemporary, ensemble drama telling the complex tale of six high school students whose lives are... See more » | Add synopsis »
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1 win & 4 nominations See more »
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Teenage angst See more (75 total) »

Cast

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Teresa Palmer ... Melody
Frank Sweet ... Marcus
Sam Harris ... Luke
Charles Baird ... 'Uneven' Steven
Joel Mackenzie ... Sean

Marni Spillane ... Sarah
Clementine Mellor ... Kelly
Sarah Hudson ... Julz

Gary Sweet ... Mr. Darcy
Amy Schapel ... Lacey

Xavier Samuel ... Theo
Chris Olver ... Tom
Camille Qurban ... Miriam
Olivia Furlong ... Rochelle

Daniel Whyte ... English Teacher
Brenton Tregloan ... Social Studies Teacher
Dominic Pedlar ... School Counsellor
Irena Dangov ... Mrs Jacobs
Bryce Nankivell ... Matt
Mark 'Crafty' Dean ... Classroom Boy
Elsie Kinnaird ... Classroom Girl

Michael Griffin ... Janitor
Adam Balales ... Refugee Boy
John Ovenden ... Football Commentator

Peta Shannon ... Melody's Mother (as Peta Long)
Alan Matthews ... Kelly's Father
Andrea Mirabelli ... Shower / Soccer Boy
Vamsee Thalluri ... Shower / Soccer Boy
Josh Jervis-Bardy ... Shower / Soccer Boy
Simon Prowse ... Shower / Soccer Boy
Brad Wong ... Shower / Soccer Boy
Gavin Weise ... Shower / Soccer Boy
Marcus Stepin ... Shower / Soccer Boy
Sam Suhard ... Shower / Soccer Boy

Directed by
Murali K. Thalluri 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Murali K. Thalluri 

Produced by
Jean Engela .... executive producer
Gary Hamilton .... executive producer
Nick Matthews .... producer
Steven Norris .... executive producer
Dean O'Flaherty .... executive producer
Nick Selth .... executive producer
Kent Smith .... producer
Murali K. Thalluri .... executive producer
Murali K. Thalluri .... producer
 
Original Music by
Mark Tschanz 
 
Cinematography by
Nick Matthews 
 
Film Editing by
Nick Matthews 
Dale Roberts 
Murali K. Thalluri 
 
Production Design by
Jeni Lee 
 
Makeup Department
Paul Katte .... special makeup effects supervisor
Nick Nicolaou .... special makeup effects supervisor
Sue Taylor .... hair stylist
Sue Taylor .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Phillip Elms .... production manager
Theophilus Engela .... production manager
Adele Kirby .... production manager
Elene Pepper .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Theophilus Engela .... second assistant director
Scott McDonald .... additional first assistant director
Farhad Noori .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Sean Lahiff .... art department assistant
Obie O'Brien .... swing gang
 
Sound Department
Russell Alexander .... foley recordist
Pierre Brouard .... dialogue editor
Francis Ward Lindsay .... supervising sound editor
Rory McGregor .... foley recordist
Adrian Medhurst .... foley artist
Chris Navarro .... adr recordist
Liam Price .... adr editor
Leslie Shatz .... sound designer
Tom Sheridan .... boom operator
Will Sheridan .... sound recordist
Martyn Zub .... dialogue editor
 
Visual Effects by
Dan Ashton .... scanning and recording technician: Weta Digital
Nick Booth .... scanning and recording supervisor: Weta Digital
David Hampton .... scanning and recording technician: Weta Digital
Marty Pepper .... Lustre colourist
Marty Pepper .... title design
Marty Pepper .... visual effects editor
Pete Williams .... digital imaging manager: Weta Digital
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Storm Ashwood .... gaffer
Cara Hurley .... camera trainee
Marie-Pier Labelle .... focus puller
Louis Puli .... Steadicam operator
Lucas Scheffel .... camera trainee
 
Music Department
Laurent Tardy .... musician: piano
Laurent Tardy .... score mixing engineer
 
Other crew
Nick Selth .... script editor
 
Thanks
Michael Jackson .... special thanks
 

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Japan:99 min | USA:91 min | Australia:95 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Dolby (Western Electric Sound System) | Dolby Digital (RCA Sound System)

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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:People are scared of dying... I'm not...See more »
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Gymnopedies No. 1See more »

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Teenage angst, 31 March 2011
Author: Arcadio Bolanos from Peru

"No man is an island" wrote John Donne in a poem. And, certainly, to think of the human being as an isolated creature makes little sense. We are, after all, social animals. We need others, and we need them desperately. Thalluri's film deals with the intensity of high school and the need of the other, presenting a handful of characters that coexist in the same place. We cannot say they are friends, they barely know each other, each of them carries a burden so heavy that they become estranged, alone, and that's when the fear of losing one's own humanity is ignited.

We have the case of Marcus and Melody: brother and sister. They come from a wealthy family, well structured around male hegemony. Their father is very much alike the primordial father from a tribe that Fred describes in Totem and Taboo. This primordial father can have carnal knowledge with his offspring, because in these mythical prehistoric time no such thing as incest exists; however, the jealous sons will savagely kill the father, this powerful alpha male (a figure that bears some resemblance with Lacan's inverted E, which symbolized "the one man not castrated"). By killing the totem-father only taboo remains, and thus incest becomes the ultimate sin. When Marcus witnesses his father having sex he attributes this attitude as a total disregard for moral codes, after all, Marcus seems to imply that his father acts in such a way that he has no choice but to witness the coitus. This traumatic event triggers something deep inside his consciousness and as a result the incest fantasy and the rape fantasy will become firmly inserted in his psyche.

The first scene with Luke, the high school jock, is most revealing, as we see him in his bedroom, in front of his computer, stroking his penis most vigorously. What images appear in the computer screen? Luke is struggling with his own sexuality, he is in a place that Lacan would denominate 'minus phi' which is the inscription of a point of fracture in the imaginary, that indicates a certain fissure that affects the constitution of the libidinal object in which one's own image finds support.

"Uneven" Steven is a kid that suffers of genetic malformations, not only does he have one leg longer than the other, but he also has a condition that makes him lose control of his sphincters, and as a result he wets himself in class, becoming the target for everyone's cruel jokes.

Then there is Sean, a boy that openly assumes his homosexuality and pays the price for it, being constantly mocked by Luke's friends and other guys in school. The only way for him to cope with this is escaping into a world of stupor produced by his marijuana consumption.

Finally there are two girls that play a very relevant role in this film, that owes much to Gus Van Sant's (listed in the credits) realistic and insightful approach of adolescence: Sarah, Luke's girlfriend, makes the mistake of caring too much for her boyfriend, and consequently once she begins to have doubts about her future with him, everything falls apart. Kelly, on the other hand, is perhaps the nicest person in school. She seems to genuinely try to help everyone, she is kind with boys and girls, instead of creating problems she tries to find a solution for them. When everyone attacks Steven she makes sure he's going to be OK.

However, all of them suffer from teenage angst. But this is not the typical, cliché angst. Lacanian psychoanalysts might ask… why despite all the amount of scientific knowledge that has been accumulated, and the efforts to establish theories that presuppose to grant us reassurance (Levis Straus structuralism and Hegel historicism that aims towards the acquisition of the Absolute Knowledge, in other words a conceptualization that implies a theory without remainders) we still experience restlessness? Lacan asked himself "why is it that we so much want to preserve the dimension of anxiety?". Anxiety is a horrible thing and yet is there a human need to preserve it? In this regard Kierkegaard may be closer to the question of angst when he speaks about the psychological ambiguity concerning this concept "Anxiety is a sympathetic antipathy and an antipathetic sympathy". Arguably, the existence of angst points out to something that cannot be reduced to a rational category, and without which a truly reflection on the question of ethics is useless. We find this sympathetic antipathy in characters like Marcus, who has a strong relationship with his sister and at the same time despises her. The antipathetic sympathy is present in Kelly, the sweetest girl that treats everyone kindly but that secretly feels alienated, incapable of anything but antipathy for herself.

However they are all connected, and what they do will affect the lives of the others. What happens then when during the first minutes of the film someone commits suicide? Life is a tricky business, that's for sure. But life as teenagers can be even trickier.

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