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A young woman investigates the death of her mother, who drowned when her daughter was still a baby. The question is: was it murder, suicide or merely an accident?

Director:

Ben Lewin

Writers:

Ben Lewin (screenplay), Joanna Murray-Smith (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Judy Davis ... Nina Bailley / Georgia White
John Bach ... Karlin
Julia Blake ... Elizabeth
Alex Menglet ... Lazlo
Marshall Napier ... Frank Le Mat
Lewis Fiander ... Scarlatti
Roy Baldwin Roy Baldwin ... Librarian
Kerin Boyer Kerin Boyer ... Policewoman 1
Tommy Dysart ... Bystander
Lynda Gibson Lynda Gibson ... Policewoman 2
Colin Hay ... Policeman
Nick Lathouris ... Bystander
David Letch ... Gallery Manager
Robert Meldrum Robert Meldrum ... Alex
Jillian Murray ... Leela
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A young woman investigates the death of her mother, who drowned when her daughter was still a baby. The question is: was it murder, suicide or merely an accident? Written by Swie Tio <sweet_t@dds.nl>

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Did she fall or was she pushed? Finding out could be murder.

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Mystery | Thriller

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you've got some of your mother in you, after all.
12 April 2010 | by SteveSkafteSee all my reviews

Is "Georgia" a great film? Well, not particularly. Judy Davis gives a particularly good performance(s), the sort where she gets to have a lot of attitude, something she always does well. But there isn't a whole lot else going for this picture. Writer/director Ben Lewin creates a world that's convincing enough to get into, than twists it up in a knot like most thrillers. Somewhere, it becomes unconvincing beneath the weight of things. Still, the supporting cast is much of what holds "Georgia" together. I especially liked Marshall Napier as the retired cop.

I suppose I would have liked more character development. In fact, we're hardly introduced to the title character herself. It's hard to empathize with the death of someone who barely existed. Not to say this wasn't an enjoyable film to watch, though. You should enjoy it too. Give it a shot for Judy Davis.


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 1989 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

La misteriosa morte di Georgia White See more »

Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Dolby

Color:

Color
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