Seven lost children wander the night streets while their mothers await their return home.

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Ana Kokkinos
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Frances O'Connor ... Rhonda
Miranda Otto ... Bianca
Deborra-Lee Furness ... Tanya
Victoria Haralabidou ... Gina
Monica Maughan Monica Maughan ... Laurel Parker
Wayne Blair ... James Parker
William McInnes ... Peter
Tasma Walton ... Gail
Sophie Lowe ... Katrina
Anastasia Baboussouras Anastasia Baboussouras ... Trisha
Harrison Gilbertson ... Daniel
Eamon Farren ... Roo
Eva Lazzaro Eva Lazzaro ... Stacey
Reef Ireland ... Orton
Melanie Beddie Melanie Beddie ... Young Laurel
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Seven lost children wander the night streets while their mothers await their return home.

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Drama

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This is the second time Monica Maughan has played Wayne Blair's (adoptive) mother. See more »

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Referenced in At the Movies: 25 Years of Margaret & David (2011) See more »

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Written by Bertie Blackman and Neal Sutherland
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unwatchable
10 December 2009 | by billybob49See all my reviews

I have to agree with the Sydney Morning Herald blogger, Giles Hardie, who today put "Blessed" in his "10 Turkeys of 2009" list - in direct contradiction to his SMH Film Reviewer (the beyond middle aged Sandra Hall) who gave it 4 stars. Hardie nails it between the eyes and is worth quoting in full : "In a year of prolific Australian film making, it takes a stand out effort to make the worst film. Congratulations to the team behind Blessed who mistook melodrama for content, predictability for pathos, tokenism for meaning. The names behind this film were stellar, and that only made their fall from grace harder to bear." My only question is ..."what is it with Melbourne film-makers?" Do they have their own funding channel ... is it a Paul Cox thing ? Why do they continue to keep funding failed directors? Ana Kokkinos should have been sent back to screen writing 101 after "the Book Of Revelation" ... yet Film Victoria handsomely funded this overblown (& expensive) turgid soap opera. I don't get it. I think it's box office says it all - it appealed to no-one ! Ye Gods. 2 hours of my life I'll never get back.


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Australia

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English

Release Date:

10 September 2009 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Elveszett bárányok See more »

Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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$237,752
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