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Looking for Alibrandi (2000)

A teenage Australian girl deals with the traumas of everyday life. These include her difficult relationship with her single mother, the unexpected return of her long-lost father, the ... See full summary »

Director:

Kate Woods

Writers:

Melina Marchetta (novel), Melina Marchetta (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Greta Scacchi ... Christina Alibrandi
Anthony LaPaglia ... Michael Andretti
Elena Cotta ... Katia Alibrandi
Kerry Walker Kerry Walker ... Sister Louise (Nun)
Pia Miranda Pia Miranda ... Josie Alibrandi
Kick Gurry ... Jacob Coote
Matthew Newton ... John Barton
Leanne Carlow Leanne Carlow ... Sera Conti
Diane Viduka Diane Viduka ... Anna Selicic
Leeanna Walsman ... Carly Bishop
Michael Gallina Michael Gallina ... Robert
Rosa DiMarte Rosa DiMarte ... Patrizia
Domenico DiMarte Domenico DiMarte ... Riccardo
Tyrone Lara Tyrone Lara ... Anton Valavic
Geoff Morrell ... Mr. Barton
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Storyline

A teenage Australian girl deals with the traumas of everyday life. These include her difficult relationship with her single mother, the unexpected return of her long-lost father, the disapproving nuns at her strict Catholic school, the acceptance of her schoolmates,and romantic dilemmas over two very different boys. Written by Phythian

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Sometimes what you're looking for is closer than you think...

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Details

Country:

Australia

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

4 May 2000 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Alibrandia etsimässä See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Robyn Kershaw Productions See more »
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Color:

Color
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Trivia

There are thirteen tracks on the soundtrack album. Of these, three do not appear in the film - Killing Heidi's "Weir", Happyland's "Don't You Even Know Who I Am" and Lo-Tel 's "Teenager of the Year ". The trailer mentions two of these bands as being part of the soundtrack - Killing Heidi and Lo-tel - though none of their music is heard in the film. The Killing Heidi song is heard in the background of the trailer itself. The version of the song "Teenager of the Year " heard on the film is performed by Brenda Starr. Happyland are also heard performing "Tintarella Di Luna" during the film. See more »

Goofs

Christina was conceived in 1945, so born no later than 1946. She had Josie when she was seventeen years old, meaning Josie was born in early 1965 at the very latest (most likely earlier). Josie is seventeen in the film, which would point to a setting around 1980 (give or take). However, several things - costumes, use of mobile phones, musical references, city features, various props and decor items - come from around the turn of the century, some twenty years later. See more »

Quotes

Jacob Coote: Two things happened to me yesterday. The first was I received all this shit about voting for the first time, which I chucked in the bin, cos I reckon all politicians are a bunch of dickheads. And the other thing was my old man was watching a documentary about insects rooting on fig leaves, so I caught the end of the world news. And I saw this guy who was being chased by his own government, and I didn't understand anything about it except that he was wearing a Nick Cave t-shirt. And then I ...
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Connections

References La Dolce Vita (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm the Problem with Society
Written by Feltham, Forman, McDougall and Whatley
Performed by Frenzal Rhomb
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User Reviews

Comments on Alibradi, I liked it
26 May 2001 | by gyrbuffySee all my reviews

This was an amazing movie, correctly portraying what goes through the mind of a teenage girl. It also deals with issues that many teens have to deal with such as death and dealing with your parents and relationships with boys etc. This movie was a great light-hearted film that should win an award just for the fact that the thoughts that went through Josie's head were just what go through say my 16 year old head! if you haven't seen this movie you MUST!


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