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Young and charming but with just a few months left to live, Michael "borrows" money raised for his treatment and heads overseas, intent on being carefree and irresponsbile with no ties or ... See full summary »

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Michael
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David
Matthew Saville ...
Dr. Lake
Mandy McNeill ...
Woman on street
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Tina
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Chloe
Hannah Woods ...
Michael's Mum
Harry Standbridge ...
Young Michael
Clementine Howe ...
Lizzie
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John
Jon Cummings ...
Sick man
Emily Janjira Campbell ...
D.J. @ Yellow Submarine
Steven Gannaway ...
Bartender
Maggie Tarver ...
Aunty Myra
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Young and charming but with just a few months left to live, Michael "borrows" money raised for his treatment and heads overseas, intent on being carefree and irresponsbile with no ties or attachments. All goes to plan until he meets Sylvie, a beautiful and engimatic young French woman. Written by Jasmin McSweeney

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Excellent film
23 June 2013 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

This is an excellent film, well written and superbly acted. Matt Whelan is a revelation as the terminally ill Michael who embarks on one final hurrah. The scenery filmed is stunning and the European winter sets the scene for what is often a sad and harrowing tale. Roxane Mesquida plays the part of the mysterious Sylvia and does a fine job of slowly revealing her issues and demons to the audience. Many themes run through this film, the major being the joys of friendship. A moving film and one of the best NZ films made for a long time. It is a shame this has not been given a wider audience as the cast and crew deserve much plaudits for what is an outstanding film. My only gripe would be the title of the film which suggests a light hearted comedy piece, when the reality is the exact opposite.


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