Lie is a story told through moving image and music, a conscious decision that takes our audience on a journey, a journey inspired entirely by their own relationships and life experience. As... See full summary »
In the Summer of 1969 a young man is filled with the life of the idyllic old pearling port Broome - fishing, hanging out with his mates and his girl. However his mother returns him to the ... See full summary »
A young couple are driving home after a dinner party with their four year old daughter when they are run off the road by a pair of drunken teenagers and left to die. After three days ... See full summary »
1968 was the year that changed the world. And for four young Aboriginal sisters from a remote mission this is the year that would change their lives forever. Around the globe, there was protest and revolution in the streets. Indigenous Australians finally secured the right to vote. There were drugs and the shock of a brutal assassination. And there was Vietnam. The sisters, Cynthia, Gail, Julie and Kay are discovered by Dave, a talent scout with a kind heart, very little rhythm but a great knowledge of soul music. Billed as Australia's answer to 'The Supremes', Dave secures the sisters their first true gig, and flies them to Vietnam to sing for the American troops. Based on a true story, THE SAPPHIRES is a triumphant celebration of youthful emotion, family and music. Written by
The film premiered at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival where it received a 10 minute standing ovation. See more »
No US Soldier "in country" would have been in possession of US currency - only "scrip" (a form of pseudo money) was used. Scrip could be exchanged for US money only on leaving the country. Possession of US currency was an offense subject to court martial. See more »
Before we go than, girls when I met you you were doing all country and western thing and that's fine we all make mistakes. But here is what we learn from that mistake. Country and western music is about loss. Soul music is also about loss. But the difference is in country and western music, they've lost, they've given up and they are just all wining about it. In soul music they are struggling to get it back, they haven't given up.
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This movie is so real. I grew up in west NSW in a white family with a father who couldn't stand "blacks"! He owned a pub called the Globe! He raised his family in a predominantly "black" town. His best friends were Mr & Mrs White, ironically Mrs White was "black" but was never allowed to admit it. Mrs White committed suicide when she was 48. When dad died he had 6 "black" grand kids and 11 "black" great grand kids. He didn't mellow. He caused so much sadness and rejected so much love.
Thanks for bringing to the world a taste of the cultural richness that constitutes Australia. I sing, cry, laugh, cry and sing from shame, pride and pleasure every time I watch The Sapphires. Another brilliant Australian film. Thank you.
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