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Little Fish (2005)

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Set in the Little Saigon district outside of Sydney, a woman (Blanchett) trying to escape her past becomes embroiled in a drug deal.

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Rowan Woods

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cate Blanchett ... Tracy
Sam Neill ... The Jockey
Hugo Weaving ... Lionel
Martin Henderson ... Ray
Noni Hazlehurst ... Janelle
Dustin Nguyen ... Jonny
Joel Tobeck ... Moss
Lisa McCune ... Laura
Susie Porter ... Jenny
Nina Liu ... Mai
Linda Cropper Linda Cropper ... Denise
Daniela Farinacci Daniela Farinacci ... Donna
Ferdinand Hoang ... Khiem
Anh Do ... Tran
Jason Chong ... Mingh
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Storyline

In Sydney, Tracey Heart is a thirty-two years old manager of a video shop ex-addicted in heroin and clean for four years. She is trying to raise forty thousand dollars to buy a shop for computer games on the next door of the rental and become partner of her boss, but based on her negative records, the banks deny the loan. Tracey takes care of her junkie stepfather Lionel Dawson, unsuccessfully trying to make him quit his heroin habit. When her former boy-friend Jonny returns from Vancouver, Tracey's mother Janelle fears a fall of Tracey, while she blames Jonny for the car accident where her son Ray lost one leg. When Ray and Jonny associate to Moss, the assistant of the retired criminal boss Bradley 'The Jockey' Thompson, in drug dealing, Tracey is convinced by Jonny to join them and raise the necessary money for her business along the weekend. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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A story about families. About lies. And about learning to love again. See more »


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Rated R for language, drug content and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Australia

Language:

Vietnamese | English

Release Date:

8 September 2005 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Dag katan See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

AUD 454,063 (Australia), 11 September 2005, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,127, 26 February 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$8,148
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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One of the characters was originally meant to have been gone for a few years in Hong Kong. However, after shooting, they realized that the actor had a slightly American accent, so changed all references to Hong Kong to Vancouver, Canada. See more »

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Janelle: She's doing great. She opening her own shop.
Tracy Heart: Mum. I going into partnership with Min who I work for at the video shop. they're expanding into internet online gaming.
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Addicton drama from Down Under
9 January 2007 | by Camera-ObscuraSee all my reviews

The subject didn't sound very appealing to me but Cate Blanchett's in it and a whole cast of Aussie/NZ celebrities. Worth a peek, I thought, but sadly, it's disappointing. Cate Blanchett is Tracy, a former heroin addict trying to set up her own business and stay (emotionally) clear from a bunch of ne'er-do wells surrounding her. It's all misery in this film. For me it only works if the story is connected to a certain time and place. There's contemporary Sydney, but it merely serves as background music, it could have been anywhere anytime. It just doesn't come off as very authentic.

Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving, Dustin Nguyen, Sam Neill, everyone acts their head off, but to no avail. There's little in the way of a story or direction to guide them. Blanchett is probably the most respected actress of her generation, and again she is very good. It's all her show. As a moodpiece it succeeds in a way, as drama is less rewarding. Director Rowan Woods tries hard to make this engaging but the characters, including Blanchett's, are mildly interesting at first, simply off-putting later. There's just too little to keep things afloat till the end, literally. It's all downhill and we have to slide with them.

Camera Obscura --- 5/10


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