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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?

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Ben Lewin

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Mac Gudgeon (story), Ben Lewin | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Judy Davis ... Nina Bailley / Georgia White
John Bach ... Karlin
Julia Blake ... Elizabeth
Alex Menglet 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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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

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Color
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Judy Davis Stars
18 December 2017 | by drednmSee all my reviews

Smart, modern-day film noir has Judy Davis starring as a tough tax inspector in Melbourne, Australia. One day she gets an invitation in the mail to an photography exhibit. She goes.

She finds the exhibit rather disturbing, with odd images of a blonde woman. She also notices a strange man staring at her. Feeling uncomfortable and unnerved, she leaves. She calls her mother (Julia Blake) and asks her to meet her at the exhibit the following night. Blake bluntly tells her the woman in the photos is her real mother and that she dies when Davis was a small baby.

Stunned, she decides to look into the death of her mother and uncovers a web of deceit and lies that involves an ex-cop and a powerful mogul and leads her into peril.

Davis is, as always, terrific. She plays the dual roles of daughter and mother, and they are very different people. While the daughter is an efficient and touch tax inspector, the mother was a free spirit who was not very careful. Blake is good as the "mother," and John Bach and Alex Menglet good as the mogul and the ex-cop. Location filming in Melbourne is excellent.

There's also a mesmerizing score by Paul Grabowsky and a nightclub scene that features Kate Ceberano.

A must-see film for fans of Judy Davis.


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