Danny has been sent to boarding school, in this sequel to The Year My Voice Broke. Against a backdrop of bullying and sadistic teachers Danny strikes up an affair with an African girl, Thandiwe, studying at a nearby girl's school. Their affair blossoms while everyone tries to stop it. Nicole Kidman also appears as a sexually repressed senior at Thandiwe's school.Written by
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So what did you actually do together?
I beg your pardon?
No, it's all right. You don't have to tell me. I think... if I liked somebody enough... I'd want to...
Have you ever?
Of course not.
Well... Do you remember the young guy who was fixing the bell tower? I used to take him a cup of tea each morning before assembly. I rather liked him even though he never said anything much. I used to... close my eyes... and sit on a chair... and let him touch me all over... as long as he promised not to ...
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This film is delightful. And speaking as a man who's recently turned 40, I find myself oftentimes wishing that I could be 18 again -- knowing what I know right now.
My heart was with the actors Noah Taylor & Thandie Newton. I totally felt their young love. It really was as if I was 18 again.
It's worth mentioning that Thandie was only 18 when this film was shot in 1990; and her co-star Nicole Kidman wasn't much older than that either. My head spins because it seems like it was only yesterday that it was 1990.
Cast your seasons to the wind, appreciate the then and now, and slowly take in every moment of this lovely film.
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