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Stranded (2006)

How long does it take before the abnormal seems normal? Death, love and family values are all up for re-negotiation in this dark and unusual black comedy about a girl trying to start a new ... See full synopsis »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emma Lung ... Claudia
Emily Browning ... Penny
Robert Morgan ... Rex
David Hoflin ... Cam
Nicki Wendt Nicki Wendt ... Linda
Ross Thompson Ross Thompson ... Earnest Vinnie
Damien Richardson ... Eager Vinnie
Kodi Smit-McPhee ... Teddy (as Kodi Smit)
Casside Barlow Casside Barlow ... Tiffany
Tracey Callander Tracey Callander ... Vicki
Maggie Miles Maggie Miles ... Aunty Jasmine
Jessica Kearton Jessica Kearton ... Perfect Girl
Sarah Borg Sarah Borg ... Girl Supervisor
Sonya Suares ... Nanny
Harry Chan Harry Chan ... Shop Keeper
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How long does it take before the abnormal seems normal? Death, love and family values are all up for re-negotiation in this dark and unusual black comedy about a girl trying to start a new life for herself after the loss of her mother.

Seventeen-year old Claudia (EMMA LUNG) lives in a world of no job, no school, no money, indoor aviary and crazy territorial fights with her younger sister Penny (EMILY BROWNING). Since her mothers death the year before Penny wont go to school and her father Rex (ROBERT MORGAN) simply wont get off the couch.

When two children are dumped on the family, Claudia moves into her mothers abandoned car in the driveway. She plans to fix it and take off to tropical Queensland thats if she can side step the Christian do-gooders and avoid falling in love with the cute Kleptomaniac (DAVID HOFLIN) who works at the local Supermarket.

Claudias plans are further interrupted when the two little kids accidentally kill a favourite pet, Rex sinks further into depression, and ...

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 April 2006 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

Ausgecheckt See more »

Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia See more »

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Exceptional film! Worth repeated viewings
8 March 2006 | by futari99See all my reviews

This was a little gem. It deserved a lot more publicity. There was so much that was covered in 52 minutes. There really wasn't a time where I felt that I was bored by this story. It held my (and particularly my partner) interest all the way through. The lead character's coping with grief and different members of her family were very real. The relationship between the sisters was particularly convincing. The story, performances, direction, cinematography and music were truly outstanding. The few reviews here and overseas (London Film Festival) were evidence enough of the quality of this film. There aren't too many films in IMDb that get a 9!!!


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