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South Solitary (2010)

Set in 1928, Meredith is a 35 year-old unmarried woman who arrives at a remote lighthouse island with her uncle, the new head keeper.

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Shirley Barrett

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Shirley Barrett
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Miranda Otto ... Meredith Appleton
Marton Csokas ... Jack Fleet
Essie Davis ... Alma Stanley
Rohan Nichol ... Harry Stanley
Barry Otto ... George Wadsworth
Annie Martin Annie Martin ... Nettie
Reef Ireland ... Tom
Benson Adams Benson Adams ... Robbie
Graham Tait Graham Tait ... Launch Driver
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Set in 1928, Meredith is a 35 year-old unmarried woman who arrives at a remote lighthouse island with her uncle, the new head keeper.

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 July 2010 (Australia) See more »

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$445,957
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Maggie Gyllenhaal and Paul Bettany were previously attached to star. See more »

Connections

Featured in At the Movies: Summer Special 2010/11 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Solitary Lament
Music by Mary Finsterer and lyrics by Shirley Barrett
Performed by Nicole Thompson
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Australian film at its best!
14 August 2010 | by diane-34See all my reviews

D and I watched this terrific film yesterday afternoon and we both shared similar thoughts about its quality. This film, about a young woman sent with her administrative uncle to "clean up" the operation of a very remote lighthouse is truly an iconic Australian film. I am reasonably familiar with the world's cinema and can therefore (modestly) make judgments about the types of film produced by various countries and South Solitary is a movie that is Australian through and through. Our movies are gutsy, perhaps rough, slice-of-life movies. The big budget Hollywood types (like Australia) are exceptions to this rule and do not easily sit well with the norm or at least the norm as I see it. Films like Japanese Story, Jindabyne, Oyster Farmer, Beautiful Kate and Last Ride are just a few of the many introspective movies that our film industry produces and that Diane and I anticipate eagerly and now we can add South Solitary to this list of, dare I say, brilliant movies. I know of no other country that produces films of this nature; films that are strangely uplifting in their context. The film's ending, with no Hollywood tears, is perfect. See this film and do not judge it by the standards for which we have been smothered by a foreign culture. South Solitary is rich with feelings that all of us can recognize and I would unconditionally recommend it.


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