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.

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Murali K. Thalluri
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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 Daniel Whyte ... English Teacher
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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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The opening scenes of trees in the skies full of leaves were derived from the fact that a camera operator left the steadicam switched on and it filmed some tree-tops. The shots looked great so some crew went back and shot some more leafy sky footage. See more »

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Sean: People are scared of dying... I'm not...
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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 »

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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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Moving/Heartbreaking/Honest Film
26 June 2006 | by movieman2121See all my reviews

I think this film has to be one of the most moving, and heartbreaking films of recent times.

The film basically starts off with a suicide in a school toilet. U don't see who it is, then from there it goes to the beginning of the day, and we get to know 6 characters, and they are going through some pretty heavy things, anyway eventually one of them will commit suicide.

I've been teaching Physical Education in schools for 8 years now, and never in a film have I seen such an accurate portrayal of what 'really' goes on in school life.

The film is shot beautifully, and sounds incredible.

The ending is so shocking, and so what one would not expect, it is something that will haunt me for days to come.

This is Definitely one to watch.

I think the fact that the Director/Writer was in school only a few years ago is a major contributing factor to the raw honesty expressed in the film.

The film is shot in two separate 'modes' if you will. Firstly there is the smooth observation style where we get to know the characters in their school environment as they go through their drama, but the stunning part of the film is in the interview sections, where we get to know the characters back stories, and their deepest, darkest thoughts.

You keep wondering, who is it going to be (who commits suicide) and as the drama unfolds you keep changing your mind, until bam, it hits you in the face in the final five minutes. I am all over the place in my writing, but I've just seen it at a Media screening in Australia, and I am still in a bit of shock.

It's one of the best Australian Films I have seen in recent years.


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Official Sites:

Arclight Films

Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 August 2006 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

2:37 See more »

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Budget:

AUD1,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$446,125
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Kojo Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

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

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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