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The Weight of Elephants (2013)

Adrian, 10, a sensitive and lonely boy, abandoned by his mum at an early age to live with his grandmother and his sick uncle, finds meaning in an unlikely friendship with Nicole, 10, a ... See full summary »

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(as Daniel Joseph Borgman)

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(novel), (adaptation) (as Daniel Joseph Borgman)
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Credited cast:
Demos Murphy ...
Adrian
Angelina Cottrell ...
Nicole
Catherine Wilkin ...
Gran
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Uncle Rory
Finn Holden ...
Clinton
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anna Hewlett ...
Nicole's Mother
Hannah Jones ...
Joely
Courtney Luskie ...
Horse Girl
Bree Peters ...
Miss Pryor
Sophie Roberts ...
Aunt Martha
Steven Woller ...
The Thin Man
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Adrian, 10, a sensitive and lonely boy, abandoned by his mum at an early age to live with his grandmother and his sick uncle, finds meaning in an unlikely friendship with Nicole, 10, a crazy, mysterious outsider, who just moved in across the street and who just might be one of the abducted children that they keep talking about on the telly. Written by Anonymous

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A film about disappointment, loneliness and the confusion of childhood
13 December 2014 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

Very odd and disconcerting, but I think that is the point. This film covers disappointment of adulthood and what might have been, the loneliness that some children endure and the struggle that children go through to understand the world around them.

This is a realistic representation of poorer New Zealand and the difficulties for single parent families, particularly those touched by mental illness.

I keep thinking about the questions unanswered by the end of the film, so this has made it the most memorable film I have seen this year. If you like challenging drama without much feel-good, and don't need much in the way of action then this film is for you.


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