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Prisoner Queen (2003)

When an aging actress, becomes ill her son Alex deals with the news in a very unexpected way. In order to cope with mother's sudden mortality, Alex imagines that he is living in TV dramas that his mother once appeared in.

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Jude Kuring ... Mum
Tim Burns ... Alex
Matt Thomas ... Miss Chrissy
Polly Stanton ... Poppy
Michael Burkett ... Dizzy
Arthur Serevetas ... Baz
Margo McLennan ... Mrs.Gelding
Nicholas Chilvers ... Tristan
Cameron Nugent ... Warren
Stavroula Savis ... Josie
Campbell Usher ... Cook
Phil Stokes ... Franky
Adrian Vincent ... Joffa
Kim Katab ... Record Bar Girl
Heath Kalmakow ... Man In Park
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When an aging actress, becomes ill her son Alex deals with the news in a very unexpected way. In order to cope with mother's sudden mortality, Alex imagines that he is living in TV dramas that his mother once appeared in.

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Fantasies come true.....

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April 2003 (Australia)  »

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Prisoner Queen-Mindless Music & Mirrorballs  »

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The only Australian feature film produced in the 21st century to feature a male-to-female Transgender character. See more »

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This will draw you in
23 March 2012 | by See all my reviews

I have read about this film and have wanted to see it for awhile, so I was pleased to see it finally come out on DVD. The story is set in the mid 1990's, about a vivacious out spoken actress who is diagnosed with cancer and her son who works as a waiter. What starts off as a simple story, Prisoner Queen, draws you into a strange warped fantasy world and somehow makes you feel as though you've actually entered into late night TV yourself. Praise must go to the lead actors, Jude Kuring and Tim Burns. Are they actually mother and son in real life? It feels like they are? Kuring looks like she is actually undergoing chemotherapy and the scenes in the hospital almost feels like you are watching a documentary. The whole cast are quite commendable and a complete freakshow. It's a very funny movie, filled with a lot of heart breaking moments and both Kuring and Burns are hilarious. If you remember the 90's, and forgotten a lot of it, Prisoner Queen will remind you quite accurately. It really is quite a snapshot of that era, especially if you are from Melbourne. I ha to laugh at a scene where an old lady is car jacked by a drug crazed 90's club chick, the old lady reaches for her mobile, which is three times the size of today's smart phones. Prisoner Queen is an impressive piece of film-making and is brilliant due to it's unique aspects and the fact that for 90 minutes you have gone back to another time that doesn't seem that long ago but indeed so far removed from our lives now.


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