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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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Deserves to be Watched without Comparison to Elephant See more (74 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
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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
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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Runtime:
Japan:99 min | USA:91 min | Australia:95 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Dolby (Western Electric Sound System) | Dolby Digital (RCA Sound System)

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According to the audio-commentary, the film was visually inspired by 'Gus van Sant''s, Elephant (2003).See more »
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Sean:People are scared of dying... I'm not...See more »
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Gymnopedies No. 1See more »

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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Deserves to be Watched without Comparison to Elephant, 29 September 2010
Author: istillseethesun from United States

This is an Australian film following the day in the life of several high school students, a day concluding with a suicide. It's very engaging. The whole film you're wondering which one is going to be the one to end his or her life, you're looking for signs. The ending is not disappointing, in my opinion.

I loved this movie. The acting could have been a little bit better, but most of the actors were very good. The dialogue was good, the techniques in filming were good. The "twists" were somewhat predictable, unfortunately, but they still entertained me. If you're one to want twists to blow your mind, this will disappoint you.

The ending is debated highly. Some say it doesn't make sense. I can completely understand why someone would say that, although I completely disagree. I see the meaning in the film, whether intended as I interpreted or a product of my own mind, haha. I was very satisfied with the ending, it made sense to me immediately.

A lot of people compare this to Gus van Sant's Elephant because of the technique van Sant used, where often the same scene can be present several times in the movie from different perspectives. People criticize the movie because they think the director was pretty much just copying Elephant with a different twist, but the director acknowledged van Sant's idea and meant to imitate it in a respectful display of admiration. I personally prefer people to come up with their own ideas, but I don't think it's an awful thing to want to replicate something someone else did as long as you give them their credit. Another thing people do, because of this shared technique, is compare the two. I suggest refraining from that and watching each film on its own terms. To be thinking "Elephant did it better." or "I understood things more in 2:37." is unfair to yourself the whole time. They're both interesting, good films. Elephant is more artsy, more intended to be subject of self-interpretation. 2:37 is uses documentary-like confessionals which set up better character development. That's the main difference between the two. Which one you'll like more depends upon whether you like to think about things in your own way or like to have a lot of the details filled in for you. Anyway, I recommend both.

I would definitely buy this movie.

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