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Radiance (1998)

With the death of their mother, two sisters (Nona and Cressy) return to their childhood home in Northern Australia where their third sister, Mae, lived looking after their mother. The ... See full summary »

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Rachel Perkins

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Louis Nowra (screenplay), Louis Nowra (play)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Deborah Mailman ... Nona
Trisha Morton-Thomas Trisha Morton-Thomas ... Mae
Rachael Maza Rachael Maza ... Cressy
Russell Kiefel Russell Kiefel ... Father Doyle
Ben Oxenbould ... The Barman
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With the death of their mother, two sisters (Nona and Cressy) return to their childhood home in Northern Australia where their third sister, Mae, lived looking after their mother. The funeral happens and the three find themselves together in the house for the first time in years. With time to talk, drink and fight, past hurts are revealed and family secrets come out. Written by bob the moo

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 1998 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Kisugárzás See more »

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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In the beach scene, the shadows and light change between shots. The trio arrive in full afternoon sun; in a short while Nona is lit from behind like at sunset, the other characters are lit from overhead like late afternoon. See more »

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References Melrose Place (1992) See more »

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Written by C. TIlmouth
Performed by nocturnl
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Three sisters are reunited by their mother's death.
27 May 2000 | by dannyllSee all my reviews

Three sisters are reunited by their mother's death. Having led separate lives, the girls seem to have little in common. The intense Mae stayed with Mum to the end. The brooding Chrissy has pursued a singing career overseas, the vivacious Nona is just becoming a woman. The funeral itself is a very sad affair. It seems reconciliation is still a long way off in this part of Australia. A single woman of dubious morality, and aboriginal at that, did not make for a large congregation of mourners. The girls get on with the grieving process as best they can, but it will come as no surprise that as well as Mum's ashes in the can, there are a few skeletons in this family's closet. A wonderful script gives credibility to this excellent drama with operatic overtones. Beautifully shot among the canefields on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland, this is a story, indeed an epic for any millenium.


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