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.
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Here's to risks
Did You Know?
Intended to be the Australian-born Nicole Kidman
's farewell to Australian cinema; by the time the film went into production, she had received international acclaim for her part in Dead Calm
(1989), and was being courted by US studios to appear in American productions. She wouldn't star in another Australian film for another decade, (Moulin Rouge!
(2001)). As a result of Kidman's fame, she received top billing and was prominently featured in print advertising for the film, despite only appearing in a few scenes. Conversely, star Noah Taylor
appeared in print ads only in silhouette. See more
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 ...
References Dr. No
Written by Ralph Vaughan Williams
(as Vaughan-Williams) (G. Schirmer & Co)
Performed by Queensland Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Patrick Thomas
Courtesy Australian Broadcasting Corporation See more