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