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Sweetie ()


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An introspective young woman's life is upturned by the arrival of her maladjusted sister.

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Geneviève Lemon ...
Dawn 'Sweetie'
Karen Colston ...
Kay
Tom Lycos ...
Louis
Jon Darling ...
Gordon
Dorothy Barry ...
Flo
Michael Lake ...
Bob
Andre Pataczek ...
Clayton
Jean Hadgraft ...
Mrs. Schneller
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Teddy Schneller
Louise Fox ...
Cheryl
Ann Merchant ...
Paula
Robyn Frank ...
Ruth (as Robin Frank)
Bronwyn Morgan ...
Sue
Sean Fennell ...
Boy Clerk
Sean Callinan ...
Simboo
Norm Galton ...
Notary
Warren Hensley ...
Man Handshaker
Regina Heilmann ...
Girl
Charles Abbott ...
Meditation Teacher
Diana Armer ...
Melony
Barbara Middleton ...
Clayton's Mom
Emma Jane Fowler ...
Little Sweetie (as Emma Fowler)
Irene Curtis ...
Mandy
Ken Porter ...
Lead Jackaroo
John F. Hughes ...
Jackaroo
Alan Close ...
Jackaroo
Marc Colombani ...
Jackaroo
Geoff Shera ...
Jackaroo
Andrew Traucki ...
Jackaroo
Norman Phillips ...
Nosey Neighbour
Shirley Sheppard ...
Nosey Neighbour
Ben Cochrane ...
Boy in Tree
Kristoffer Pershouse ...
Boy in Tree
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Sweetie's Funeral
Cedric McLaughlan ...
Sweetie's Funeral
Doug Ramsey ...
Sweetie's Funeral
Bruce Currie ...
Man with a Saw

Directed by

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Jane Campion

Written by

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Gerard Lee ... (screenplay) and
Jane Campion ... (screenplay)
 
Jane Campion ... (original story idea)

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Billy MacKinnon ... co-producer (as William MacKinnon)
John Maynard ... producer

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Martin Armiger

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Sally Bongers

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Veronika Jenet ... (as Veronika Haussler)

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Arthur Cambridge ... color grader
Jane Cole ... first assistant editor
Claire Corbett ... second assistant editor
Miriam Cortes ... negative matcher

Casting By

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Jane Campion

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Peter Harris

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Amanda Lovejoy

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Wendy Freeman ... makeup artist
Howard Regner ... hair stylist
Nicole Sorby ... assistant makeup artist

Production Management

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Don Colantonio ... assistant production manager
Patricia L'Huede ... production manager

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Tina Andreef ... second assistant director
Trudi Billsberry ... third assistant director
John Fretz ... first assistant director

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Jennifer Kernke ... assistant art director / stand-by props
Martin Say ... assistant art director

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John Dennison ... foley recordist / sound mixer / sound supervisor
Mary Dennison ... sound effects editor
Pamela Dunne ... sound effects editor
Liz Goldfinch ... dialogue editor
Sue Kerr ... boom operator
Raj Oakley ... assistant dialogue editor
Martin Oswin ... dialogue mixer
Leo Sullivan ... sound recordist
Tony Vaccher ... sound effects editor / sound mixer

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Roger Cowland ... visual effects

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Bernard Ledger ... stunts (as Bernie Ledger)

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Jane Castle ... camera operator
Jamie Egan ... gaffer
Michael Egan ... best boy
Regis Lansac ... still photographer
Phil Stainer ... grip
Felicity Surtees ... focus puller

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Tina Andreef ... casting assistant

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Melinda Trost ... wardrobe assistant

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Michael Stavrou ... music mixer / music recordist

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Lynn-Maree Danzey ... continuity
Peter Long ... title designer
Mary-Joy Lu ... pre-production attachment
Billy MacKinnon ... script editor (as William MacKinnon)
Sam Thompson ... production coordinator
Denise Wolfson ... laboratory liaison

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Plot Summary

Based solely on a tea leaf reading, superstitious and introspective Kay believes she and Louis are destined to fall in love with each other, he who she is able to convince of the same despite he just having gotten engaged to her co-worker, Cheryl. That destiny may change with the fortunes of what she sees as the next symbol of their relationship, a somewhat sickly elder tree Louis plants in their garden for their one year anniversary. Their relationship is placed under a strain with the arrival of Kay's formerly institutionalized sister Dawn - nicknamed Sweetie - and Sweetie's current boyfriend, Bob, who Sweetie believes will help her get into show business. Kay's pleas to her father Gordon to help get Sweetie out of her house go largely ignored, as he has never judged Sweetie, who he still sees as his performing loving little girl. Gordon is facing his own issues as Kay and Sweetie's mother, Flo, has just left him on a trial separation, their issues largely stemming from his protecting Sweetie at all cost, Sweetie who had most recently been living with them. Written by Huggo

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Also Known As
  • Душечка (Soviet Union, Russian title)
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  • 97 min
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Trivia This picture was one of fifty Australian films selected for preservation as part of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia's Kodak / Atlab Cinema Collection Restoration Project. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Stanley & Iris/Homer and Eddie/Loose Cannons/Sweetie/The White Girl (1990). See more »
Soundtracks With Every Beat of My Heart See more »
Crazy Credits The credits first list Jane Campion as director and then there is a note 'For my sister'. See more »

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