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Rolf de Heer
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.
enjoyable, realistic little film, great scenic photography
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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