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Around the Block (2013)

Not Rated | | Drama | 26 April 2014 (USA)
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An Aboriginal boy is torn between his unexpected love of acting and the disintegration of his family.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hunter Page-Lochard ... Liam
Christina Ricci ... Dino Chalmers
Aaron L. McGrath ... Joseph (as Aaron McGrath)
Elias Reese Elias Reese ... Toby
Ursula Yovich ... Chrissie
Mark Coles Smith ... Steve
Shai Pittman Shai Pittman ... Tamika
Daniel Henshall ... Simon
Anthony Gee Anthony Gee ... Tim
Sam Lyndon Sam Lyndon ... Brucey
Guy Simon Guy Simon ... Jacob
Braydn Pittman Braydn Pittman ... Jason (as Braden Pittman)
Nicholas Cassim ... Sergeant Todd
Amanda Wiltshire Amanda Wiltshire ... Officer Blythe
Jack Thompson ... Bill O'Donnell
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"AROUND THE BLOCK" is about breaking family and cultural cycles for a hopeful future. A contemporary story of love, revenge, and triumph, an Aboriginal boy becomes torn between his unexpected love of acting and the disintegration of his family. Meanwhile his high school drama teacher must practice what she teaches if she is to succeed in her personal and professional life. Written by Anonymous

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Choose to live your future, not your past. See more »

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Drama

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Australia | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 April 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ao Redor do Bloco See more »

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Kick Pictures, Tree See more »
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Film debut for Ruby Rose. See more »

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[first lines]
Dino Chalmers: [narrating] A philosopher once said, one is not born a woman, but chooses to become one. I've wondered if it was the same with freedom.
Dino Chalmers: [filming people on the street] Is anyone really free?
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Steve's Kill Montage
Written by Nick Wales
(p) 2013 Undercover Music Pty Ltd
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Endearing, Heart-breaking and Rewarding
4 August 2014 | by jmcilhenney75See all my reviews

Around The Block leans on a wide array of emotions and generates a lot of power from the relationships that the boy Liam has in his life, including the ones with his father, mother and brother. Because of the strength in those relationships, Around The Block runs so much deeper than the teacher-student relationship that the majority of the film is centered around. Hunter Page-Lochard's performance as Liam is quite simply a standout. I enjoy emotionally-charged movies and that's where this one will resonate with me. It is also a highly-stylized and vibrant film which makes it an enjoyable experience aesthetically. Despite the familiar setup, there are very interesting fault lines running under the surface of Around The Block.


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