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The Still Point (1986)

Fifteen-year-old Sarah is at a crisis point in her life - she has to cope with deafness, her mother's boyfriend, peer group acceptance and an increasing sexual awakening.
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... Sarah
Lyn Semmler ... Barbara
Robin Cuming ... Mr. Warrensmith
... David
Alex Menglet ... Paul
Kristy Grant ... Simone
Greg Fleet ... Tony
... Peter
Jodie Yemm ... Bianca
Rona McLeod ... Art Teacher
Angioletta Schwarz ... Pamela
Johnny Quinn ... Bill
Gerry Murtagh ... Waiter (as Gerry Mertagh)
Melissa Colosimo ... Girl at Desk
Sassy Haywatt ... Helen
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Fifteen-year-old Sarah is at a crisis point in her life - she has to cope with deafness, her mother's boyfriend, peer group acceptance and an increasing sexual awakening.

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Sensitive film, but could have had a better ending.
17 October 2009 | by See all my reviews

A beautiful but rather dated film which came out of Australia during the mid-80's depicting the life of a social misfit: a teetotaler self loathing semi-deaf high school student called Sarah who takes a holiday with her mollycoddling parents and grandparents. She meets other people her age and tries to blend with the crowd, but her lack of social experience and self-esteem counts against her which a couple of them see as a weapon to use against her. The acting is good but the film has a very slow and unhurried pace, and it's only towards the end of the film where she finally tries to break free. Largely forgotten today, but is a prime example of teenage angst done from the view of an 80's kid. Watch it for 80's fashion and nostalgia value.


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