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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 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


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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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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This film was originally called "Space Travel". See more »

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Amazing but unpredictable
1 September 2006 | by cool_baby234See all my reviews

A really great Aussie film starring two of Australia's brightest young female talents, Emma Lung and Emily Browning.

I watched the film with my dad and he hates intellectual films or dramas, preferring the typical meaningless comedy or action, but he actually really enjoyed this. He loved it as it reminded him of my sister and myself, so any sisters or anyone who knows a pair of sisters will 100% relate and identify with this film! :) It has a really good story, solid but it seems like its not going anywhere. Emma is Claudia, the protagonist and she is the character we like and support the most. She is possibly the most sane, actually doing something with her life. Emily is Penny, her psychotic younger sister who needs to develop a brain.

Emily looked really young in the film, which I didn't like, especially teamed with her smoking. I know she was messed up because of her mum, but it seemed cheap. Everyone smokes to seem "hardcore" but I thought it was just inappropriate.

Really Aussie, but if you like great thinking films or the gorgeous Emma Lung you'll love this!

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