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Two freethinking teenagers - a boy and a girl - confront with authoritarian teachers in their boarding schools. The other students treat this differently.

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John Duigan

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Noah Taylor ... Danny Embling
Thandie Newton ... Thandiwe Adjewa
Nicole Kidman ... Nicola
Bartholomew Rose Bartholomew Rose ... 'Gilby' Fryer
Felix Nobis Felix Nobis ... Jock Blair
Josh Picker Josh Picker ... 'Backa' Bourke
Kiri Paramore Kiri Paramore ... 'Slag' Green
Marc Aden Gray Marc Aden Gray ... Christopher Laidlaw (as Marc Gray)
Gregg Palmer Gregg Palmer ... Colin Proudfoot
Joshua Marshall Joshua Marshall ... 'Cheddar' Fedderson
David Wieland David Wieland ... 'Possum' Piper
Craig Black Craig Black ... 'Pup' Pierdon
Les Hill ... Greg Gilmore (as Leslie Hill)
Jeff Truman ... Mr. Morris Cutts
Marshall Napier ... Mr. Rupert Elloitt
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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 Matthew Stanfield <mattst@cogs.susx.ac.uk>

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Rated R for scenes of teen sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 November 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Флирт See more »

Filming Locations:

New South Wales, Australia See more »

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$2,415,396
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1.85 : 1
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A Young man finds love but loses it in a unkind school!
21 October 2003 | by StanbabeSee all my reviews

In this quiet and simple story.

A difficult young student at a strict boy's boarding school in

1960's Australlia has trouble dealing with his abusive and unsympatic

headmaster and his patronizing instructor.

"Danny Embling"(played here with a quiet idea of tough rebellion

by Noah Taylor)hates being a student in this hideious place.

Until he meets a beautiful but tough young black girl named"Thahagwe"(played by Thannie Newton).Who becomes his friend and eventually his soul mate.

As they pair try to cope with the strict derigours of the Brittish school system and fall in love.Which bothers the classmates of the duo and which the cruel headmasters finally break up towards the end of the picture.

The atmosphere of the film is bleak and there is very little

interaction between the other actors and the two leads.Since they're

used for atmosphere and lend very little to the plot.

Despite these flaws..The rapport between Ms.Newton and Mr.Taylor make this film worth watching.

Also..Look for an appearance by Ms.Nichole Kidman(Then an unknown actress).Who plays a classmate of Ms.Newton's.


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