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Beneath Clouds (2002)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 23 May 2002 (Australia)
The story of Lena, the light-skinned daughter of an Aboriginal mother and Irish father and Vaughn, a Murri boy doing time in a minimum security prison in North West NSW. Dramatic events ... See full summary »

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Ivan Sen

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dannielle Hall Dannielle Hall ... Lena
Damian Pitt Damian Pitt ... Vaughn
Jenna Lee Connors Jenna Lee Connors ... Ty
Terry Dahlstron Terry Dahlstron ... Man with headphones
Wayne Dargin Wayne Dargin ... Boy at service station
Shane Dargin Shane Dargin ... Boy at service station
Marshall Bell ... Boy at service station
Aaron Robinson Aaron Robinson ... Boy at service station
Mundurra Weldon Mundurra Weldon ... Liam
Athol French Athol French ... Kevy
Jamalla Carr Jamalla Carr ... Girl with pram
Samuel Barker Samuel Barker ... Baby in pram
Ben Paparo Ben Paparo ... Male police officer
Lila Fisher Lila Fisher ... Female police officer
Kevin Pitt Kevin Pitt ... Lena's stepdad (Smiley)
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The story of Lena, the light-skinned daughter of an Aboriginal mother and Irish father and Vaughn, a Murri boy doing time in a minimum security prison in North West NSW. Dramatic events throw them together on a journey with no money and no transport. To Lena, Vaughn represents the life she is running away from. To Vaughn, Lena embodies the society that has rejected him. And for a very short amount of time, they experience a rare true happiness together. Written by leask81 <leask81@hotmail.com>

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Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 May 2002 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Felhők mögött See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Actor Damian Pitt had no previous acting experience and was spotted by director Ivan Sen in Moree in a group of 20 boys. Sen said he "had the perfect look". See more »


Soundtracks

Streets of Tamworth
("Streets of Old Fitzroy")
Written by Harry Williams
Performed by Roger Knox
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Pure cinema, sublimely conveyed, essential humanity
5 June 2005 | by FilmartDDSee all my reviews

No doubt about it, Ivan Sen is the most talented film-maker working today in Australia. Others gain passing publicity, but Sen already has a notable body of work . Everybody, demand to see Sen's short film WIND in 35mm. This man has pure cinema senses -- pictorial, musical, content-wise and with actors. There is hardly a word spoken that matters, it is all in the aching faces, the hesitant gestures and the bleak settings of the country road. In politics and personnel administration, BENEATH CLOUDS would speak with humanity that cannot be denied, far more powerfully than any speeches, procedures or texts. Evidently not released to video overseas, no picture in IMDb's box - pity that basic business follow-up has not occurred for this fine film.


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