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33 Postcards (2011)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Music | 15 April 2013 (USA)
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Dean Randall has sponsored a young Chinese orphan Mei Mei for many years, when she arrives in Sydney out of the blue to thank him, their lives are changed forever.

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Pauline Chan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Guy Pearce ... Dean Randall
Zhu Lin Zhu Lin ... Mei Mei
Claudia Karvan ... Barbara
Elaine Jin ... Miss Chen
Rhys Muldoon ... Gary
Lincoln Lewis ... Carl
Terry Serio ... Fletch
Matt Nable ... Tommy (as Matthew Nable)
Kain O'Keeffe Kain O'Keeffe ... Dave
Claire Scott ... Ruby
Clayton Watson ... Brian
Xiang-Yun Lin Xiang-Yun Lin ... Miss Fong
Gary Xu Gary Xu ... Orphanage Worker
Colin Burkenshaw Colin Burkenshaw ... Deputy Director
Thomas Jackson Thomas Jackson ... Constable Dillon
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Mei Mei (Zhu Lin) a 16 yr old Chinese orphan dreams of nothing more than being part of the 'perfect' family. When her orphanage travels to Australia to par-take in The Australian Choir Festival Mei Mei takes the opportunity to find her Australian Sponsor Dean Randall (Guy Pearce). However what she finds is far from what he depicted. Initially mismatched and disconnected the two begin a journey in search of belonging, family, redemption, love and acceptance. Written by TITAN VIEW

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Wishing you were here

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Crime | Drama | Music

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Country:

China | Australia

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English | Mandarin

Release Date:

15 April 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

33 открытки See more »

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Budget:

AUD 3,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Color
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Calisthenics (Cam Munro Remix)
Written by Jacqui Hunt & Sofie Loizou
Performed by Jacqui Hunt
Published by Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia Pty Ltd / Control
Courtesy of Auraphonic
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Beautiful movies are rare - you've found one, so watch it!
29 July 2012 | by prathyu-kokkuSee all my reviews

I hadn't heard of 33 Postcards and stumbled upon it online, there was no good reason to watch it, but I did and I'm so glad I did. It isn't the usual blockbuster drama, but weaves emotion like no other.

I'm (for lack of a better word) gob smacked! The film's and the performances' simplicity and earnestness blew me away. It created the magic of an international film with the determined oriental passion. I owe thanks to Pauline Chan, Philip Dalkin and Martin Edmond for wiping the blues away from my evening. And very specially to Guy Pearce, who acted with so much care for the story!

You take away a lot of food for thought, in terms of changing priorities, innocence and holding your ground. I've just watched an amazing movie and that it moved me so much that I cared to register on IMDb to write a review for it, says a lot to the movie's credit.

Do watch it, you will not regret it.


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