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The Turning (2013)

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A collection of short films based on stories by Australian writer Tim Winton.

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(short stories), (screenplay) | 17 more credits »
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6 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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Narrator (segment "Ash Wednesday") (voice)
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Davo (segment "Big World")
Henri Phillips ...
Biggie (segment "Big World")
Nikita Leigh-Pritchard ...
Meg (segment "Big World")
Tim Winton ...
Adult Narrator (segment "Big World") (voice)
Joseph Pedley ...
Vic (segment "Abbreviation")
Cheyanne Pearce ...
Melanie (segment "Abbreviation")
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David Wilson (segment "Aquifer")
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Young David (segment "Aquifer")
Gwy McKenna ...
Alan Mannering (segment "Aquifer")
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Alan's Friend (segment "Aquifer")
Brooklyn Bathurst ...
Alan's Friend (segment "Aquifer")
Talei Howell-Price ...
David's Wife (segment "Aquifer")
Megan Flamer ...
Reporter (segment "Aquifer")
Michael Mackenzie ...
Newscaster (segment "Aquifer")
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Storyline

The Turning explores the impact of past on present, how the seemingly random incidents that change and shape us can never be escaped or let go of. All of the stories are bound together by recurring themes; the passing of time, regret, addiction and obsession. Written by Anonymous

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A unique cinema event. See more »

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Drama

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Rated R for language, violence including a rape, some sexual content and drug use | See all certifications »
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26 September 2013 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

10 мгновений судьбы  »

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Trivia

The animated segment is based on the poem, 'Ash Wednesday', by T.S. Eliot. See more »

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ABC News Theme
(segment 'Long Clear View')
Written by Martin Armiger
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Australian Tree of Life
8 November 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film has the look and feel of Tree of Life. Moments of beautiful imagery, mixed with numerous ponderous scenes for an overlong three hours, makes wonder why it wasn't edited better. Seventeen separate movies ranging from ten to fifteen minutes make up the one hundred and eighty minutes. The beach is a recurring theme throughout, with frequent narration with contemplative music in the background. The storyline is simply the harshness of everyday life, told with a realistic and mundane tone. There are no happy endings at anytime; just a gritty seriousness with very little humor thrown in, with the exception of Kate Blanchett and a swimming pool at Christmas. Otherwise, this is a long and depressing ride. The acting is superb, but the length is a definite drawback in what could have been a contender.


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