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The Sound of One Hand Clapping (1998)

Not Rated | | Drama | 23 April 1998 (Australia)
36-year-old Sonja Buloh visits her father Bojan in Tasmania's capital after 20 years absence. She left him when he beat her up in a drunken rage, and she finds him a sad alcoholic. That ... See full summary »

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Richard Flanagan
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2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kerry Fox ... Sonja Buloh
Kristof Kaczmarek ... Bojan Buloh
Rosie Flanagan Rosie Flanagan ... Sonja, age 8
Arabella Wain Arabella Wain ... Sonja, age 3
Evelyn Krape ... Jenja
Melita Jurisic ... Maria Buloh
Jacek Koman ... Picotti
Sergio Tell Sergio Tell ... Jiri
Essie Davis ... Jean
Regina Gaigalas ... Mrs. Michnik (as Gina Gaigalas)
Peter Hay Peter Hay ... Politician
Julie Forsyth Julie Forsyth ... Mrs. Heaney
Jane Borghesi Jane Borghesi ... Maja Picotti
Jessie Ralph Jessie Ralph ... Jessie Heaney
Tessa Beattie Tessa Beattie ... Moira Heaney
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36-year-old Sonja Buloh visits her father Bojan in Tasmania's capital after 20 years absence. She left him when he beat her up in a drunken rage, and she finds him a sad alcoholic. That brings back the memories of their hard life 30 years ago when they emigrated to Australia from Slovenia.

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A child without a past...A mother without a future...A story about love [Video Australia] See more »

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Drama

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According to an Australian Film Commission press release dated 3rd February 1998, "while filming 'The Sound of One Hand Clapping', [writer-director] Richard Flanagan wrote a novel based on the same story as that of the film, which has just been published to critical and popular acclaim in Australia." See more »

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The position of Bujan's fingers as he holds at a photo changes between shots. See more »

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Features Homicide (1964) See more »

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enjoyable, realistic little film, great scenic photography
12 October 1999 | by LINO-10See all my reviews

This film- of -the -book was directed by the book's author, local wunderkind [in his own lunchtime] Richard Flanagan. It was a big hit here in Tasmania, where it's set, and it's a good little story of a postwar migrant woman and her father's struggles in "pioneer" conditions in a work camp on Tasmania's rugged West Coast, and later in Hobart. Great photography and scenery. Anyone interested in this part of the world will enjoy it. A worthy addition to the handful of feature films made in Tasmania. N.B. ATTENTION: Location scouts.....


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Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 April 1998 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Adeus, Minha Filha See more »

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Dolby SR

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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