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Look Both Ways (2005)

During one unusually hot and tragic weekend, four people struggle after hearing some life-changing news, this in turn brings them together.

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Mary Kostakidis ...
SBS Newsreader
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Daniela Farinacci ...
Robbie Hoad ...
Rob (as Rob Hoad)
William McInnes ...
Leon Teague ...
Doctor
Andrew S. Gilbert ...
Phil
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Elena Carapetis ...
Maria
Tamara Lee ...
Policewoman (as Tamara Lees)
Andreas Sobik ...
Lisa Flanagan ...
Irena Dangov ...
Train Driver's Wife
Jacquelynne Willcox ...
Current Affairs Reporter
Laura Peisley ...
Emily
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On a Friday after a horrific train crash, three newsmen in Adelaide must take stock: Nick, a photojournalist, learns he has cancer; Andy, a writer with two children who has a bad relationship with his ex, learns his girlfriend Anna is pregnant; Phil, an editor, realizes he's missing his children's growing up. That afternoon, Meryl, an artist who illustrates sympathy cards and constantly imagines disasters, witnesses a train accident kill a man. At the crash site, she meets Nick, and a relationship flowers over the next three days which makes them both question their lives, wants and needs. Nick's mother, Andy's kids and ex, the dead man's girlfriend, the driver of the train, and his son round out an ensemble of grief and sorrow as each character becomes linked to another through the train accident. Can decisions to act bring hope? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Disaster Is Everywhere See more »

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Drama | Mystery | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for some violent images, sexual content and thematic material | See all certifications »

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18 August 2005 (Australia)  »

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Jobbra is, balra is  »

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Box Office

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$164,727 (Australia), 19 August 2005, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$947, 21 April 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$104,756, 3 September 2006
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Actress Daniela Farinacci was nominated for an AFI (Australian Film Institute) Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Julia in this film. Farinacci had been previously nominated about four years earlier in the same AFI category, as Best Actress in a Supporting Role, for playing Paula Lantana (2001), but won neither time. See more »

Quotes

Anna: You think everyone's got an agenda.
Andy Walker: And they don't?
Anna: No. Things just happen.
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Featured in An Interview with Sarah Watt (2006) See more »

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I've seen this twice in two days
23 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

I loved this clever LOCAL film, full of mature characters and visual treats.In the cinema with me - full house by word of mouth I'd say- there were people laughing out loud yet the subject matter deals with death and pain. There is an almost Buddhist quality to the insights revealed. Life is like it is and we have to deal with it with compassion. Throughout, there were constant images of beauty along with the pain and grot. The ensemble acting was uniformly delightful and McInnes gave the performance of his life.But they were all great. Justine Clark was so dishily funny and down to earth, such an expressive face as she delivers her so clumsily real lines.The drawings and animation add so much to the story and fabulous fast,montages carry an extra charge.This is what the big blockbusters cant do- deliver stories that talk to the locals. The humour is so laconic and ironic- it is my Australia reflected back to me.It's a film full of witty sideways glances.


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