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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

Writer:

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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Storyline

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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Drama | Romance

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 May 2002 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Felhők mögött See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

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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Beautifully simple and atmospheric
11 February 2006 | by peter_kotroczoSee all my reviews

There are very few movies that I will want to watch more than once, but Beneath Clouds is definitely one of them.

The majority of movies I have seen over the past years were very much focused on plot development and I think most viewers will expect a movie to be heavy on the storyline.

What I expect from a movie is something totally different, though. None of my favourite movies have a a memorable or particularly well developed storyline. However, they all have something in common. All of them have a very powerful and gripping atmosphere, and it is this atmosphere that comes to my mind whenever I think back of these movies. Not a particular scene, a particular quote or a masterly twist in the storyline, not the visual effects or the sophisticated sound.

This movie would be just as enjoyable watching it from a low quality videotape on a black and white telly with low sound quality.

Beneath Clouds instantly became a favourite with me, from the very first moments I started watching it. I love this movie, simply because it gives you an experience, a combination of vision, sound, thought and emotion that cannot be described with words and that is exactly what I expect from a movie.

If you think what I am saying here is b.ll.cks and doesn't make sense - well, it's up to you. But if you know what I am blathering about you will understand and LOVE this movie. Wochit.


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