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Dance Me to My Song (1998)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 1 January 1999 (Spain)
The wheelchair-bound Julia (Heather Rose), who cannot walk, feed or dress herself, communicates via her computerized electronic voice synthesizer. Her sympathetic lesbian sister Rix (Rena ... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
Heather Rose ... Julia
Joey Kennedy ... Madelaine
... Eddie
... Rix
Phil MacPherson ... Trev
Danny Cowles ... Joe
Catherine Fitzgerald ... Dogface
Susie Fraser ... Social Worker
Carmel Johnson ... Temporary Carer
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The wheelchair-bound Julia (Heather Rose), who cannot walk, feed or dress herself, communicates via her computerized electronic voice synthesizer. Her sympathetic lesbian sister Rix (Rena Owen) is not in a position to take care of her sibling's needs. Instead, Julia depends on an abusive, short-tempered caretaker Madelaine (Joey Kennedy), who calls her a "spastic," abandons her on the toilet, leaves the wheels locked on the wheelchair, and devises further torment by forcing her to watch her intimacies with a parade of boyfriends. This pattern heads in a different direction after Julia bumps her wheelchair into Eddie (John Brumpton), who becomes her companion. But Julia wants love and sex, not just companionship -- and Madelaine is jealous. Written by lament

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Vertigo Productions

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1 January 1999 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Aime-moi telle que je suis  »

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AUD 10,681 (Australia), 28 October 1998, Limited Release
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Both of the Rolf de Heer feature films, 'The Quiet Room' (1996) and 'Dance Me to My Song' (1998), feature the same number of cast members - nine. See more »

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Referenced in The Hand-Cranked Camera (2008) See more »

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Kizungu
by B.Huber/J.Laidler
Performed by Okapi Guitars
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A true vision into an unknown realm
18 September 2004 | by See all my reviews

I saw this film at the Telluride film festival in 98 or 99. This film has never left me. Making critical comments on this film is simply foolish. The director and Heather filmed this film over a 5 year period due to the physical limitations of the writer/actress. This was a labor of love and inspiration. This was a project that stunningly provides an impeccable vision into a kind of life that is led by some of our fellow human beings that the rest of us would prefer to deny. Some of the comments have indicated that they were uncomfortable or that they did not get it or they didn't not care for the gratuitous moments of the film. Well tough. This is reality, the pain of body, mind and spirit and the conquering of these trials by a monumental demonstration of power, creativity and fortitude that those of us defined as "normal" can not hope to understand or match. This film is a must see for any young person or adult who wants or needs an amazing reality check. This film is a vehicle to tell a story of freedom and unquenched intellect trapped but not surrendered.


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