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The Telegram Man (2011)

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A BAFTA Los Angeles® winner and Australian Academy Awards® nominee, The Telegram Man explores the impact of World War II on a close-knit Australian farming community.

Writers:

John Boyne (short story), Victoria Wharfe McIntyre (screenplay) (as Victoria McIntyre)
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26 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Jack Thompson ... Bill Williams
Gary Sweet ... John Lewis
Sigrid Thornton ... Barbara Lewis
Tessa Nethercote-Way Tessa Nethercote-Way ... Katie Lewis
Leof Kingsford-Smith ... Gerry
Jennifer Alliston Lewis Jennifer Alliston Lewis ... Shirl
Karen Garnsey Karen Garnsey ... Mrs. Grady
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Matt Butcher Matt Butcher ... Pub patron
Russell Southam ... Pub patron
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A BAFTA Los Angeles® winner and Australian Academy Awards® nominee, The Telegram Man explores the impact of World War II on a close-knit Australian farming community.

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Short | Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 January 2011 (Australia) See more »

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Color

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2.39 : 1
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An outstanding short from Down Under.
18 November 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

James Francis Khehtie has crafted a beautiful and very moving short film with "The Telegram Man". Unlike a typical short, this one is very cinematic, has some amazingly fine acting and has a very nice budget-- as the costumes and period look of the picture took a lot of effort to achieve. It's won several awards, and I am not surprised.

The movie is set during the Second World War and the main character, Bill, is an older telegram delivery man--presumably because all the young men are off fighting in the war. His job is an unenviable one...and folks have learned to dread the sight of him because his arrival might signal a telegram from the government is arriving to tell them about the death of one of their loved ones.

Well worth seeing and quite moving.


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