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September (2007)

Set in the Australian wheat-belt in 1968, SEPTEMBER is a character driven film about two 15 year old boys - one black, one white - whose friendship begins to fall apart under the stress of ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ed
Clarence John Ryan ... Paddy
... Rick
Kelton Pell ... Michael
Alice McConnell ... Eve
Lisa Flanagan ... Leena
... Amelia
... Miss Gregory
... Tom (as Anton Tennett)
... John Hamilton
... Jennifer Hamilton
... Heidi
... Henry
... Uncle Harold (as Tom E. Lewis)
Steve Dodd ... Aboriginal Elder #2 (as Steve 'Mullawalla' Dodd)
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Set in the Australian wheat-belt in 1968, SEPTEMBER is a character driven film about two 15 year old boys - one black, one white - whose friendship begins to fall apart under the stress of a changing world. The film is about the boys trying to hold their friendship together in spite of the pressures imposed upon them by a turbulent social and political climate. Written by Serena Paull

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Friendship, betrayal, redemption in the Australian outback
8 September 2007 | by See all my reviews

I just finished screening "September" at the Toronto International Film Festival and I was more than impressed with this feature. The film is perfectly paced, has a meaningful plot and flawless acting. A well written screenplay builds a beautiful story about racial differences between friends, old and young, and how color and class can interfere with and shape human bonds and heart-felt relationships. This is a truly unique and beautiful Australian film with a cross-cultural theme and emotional resonance, not to mention the beautiful cinematography of a very isolated and serene part of Australia. I would definitely recommend this film and also see it again.


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