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2:37 (2006)

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At 2:37, someone commits suicide in the school lavatory. The day is told up to that point from the viewpoint of six different students.

Director:

Murali K. Thalluri
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1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Teresa Palmer ... Melody
Frank Sweet Frank Sweet ... Marcus
Sam Harris Sam Harris ... Luke
Charles Baird Charles Baird ... 'Uneven' Steven
Joel Mackenzie Joel Mackenzie ... Sean
Marni Russo ... Sarah (as Marni Spillane)
Clementine Mellor Clementine Mellor ... Kelly
Sarah Hudson Sarah Hudson ... Julz
Gary Sweet ... Mr. Darcy
Amy Schapel Amy Schapel ... Lacey
Xavier Samuel ... Theo
Chris Olver Chris Olver ... Tom
Camille Qurban ... Miriam
Olivia Furlong Olivia Furlong ... Rochelle
Daniel Whyte ... English Teacher
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Storyline

A contemporary, ensemble drama telling the complex tale of six high school students whose lives are interwoven with situations that so many of today's youth are faced with. The story takes place during a normal school day. At precisely 2:37 a tragedy will occur, affecting the lives of a group of students and their teachers. As the story unfolds, the individual stories of the six teenagers are revealed, each with its own explosive significance. An unwanted pregnancy unravels a terrible, dark secret; all is not as it appears for the seemingly confident school football hero; an outcast must deal with everyday taunts from his peers; a beautiful young girl battles an eating disorder; a stellar student constantly struggles to win his parents' approval; while another uses drugs to escape from his own demons. Written by Anonymous

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It's only a matter of time. See more »

Genres:

Drama

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Official Sites:

Arclight Films

Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 August 2006 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Two Thirty 7 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

AUD 1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

AUD 436,247 (Australia), 17 August 2006, Limited Release
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Kojo Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby (Western Electric Sound System)| Dolby Digital (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The house scenes were filmed at the actual home of Frank Sweet. See more »

Quotes

Sean: My mum got me a Husky last week.
School Counsellor: Oh yeah, how is it?
Sean: I cut it's fucking throat.
[pause, then Sean laughs]
Sean: Nah, just kidding, it's good.
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Crazy Credits

End credits start with: Dedicated to my dear friend Kelly Born February 7th - 8:34pm Died September 3rd - 2:37pm See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Making of '2:37' (2007) See more »

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Gymnopedies No. 1
Written by Erik Satie
Performed by Aldo Ciccolini
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2:37
11 September 2013 | by amy_321See all my reviews

The international success of Australian films are very low, due to the very much lack of talent with both directors and actors. But then 2:37 came along. At first glimpse the plot is very much clichéd and nothing we haven't seen done before. High school students, with their own problems, moaning about their 'sad' and 'awful' lives. And you can already guess that they will be portrayed by actors in their late twenties, with as good acting skills as your next door neighbour's cat. However, the acting is truly superb, it's terrifyingly believable and honest (Teresa Palmer especially surprised me). Characters develop throughout the film, and prove they are more than one dimensional. The plot is more than enough to keep you interested, as well as guessing. The structure is inventive and provides you with a good narrative of the characters. A huge well done to the actors who in all fairness didn't have much of a great script to work with. The look of the film was also quite disappointing, as it did have a 'school media project' vibe going on. All in all, I'd recommend it. It's a really good film with true emotions, despite the fact it is emotional intense all the way through (and I mean ALL the way through!) the ending is worth the wait, and the acting speaks for itself. Give it a go, I can guarantee you'll be surprised, who knows you might shed a tear...


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