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The Turning (2013)

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A collection of short films based on stories by Australian writer Tim Winton.

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Tim Winton (short stories), Justin Monjo (screenplay) | 17 more credits »
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6 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Colin Friels ... Narrator (segment "Ash Wednesday") (voice)
James Fraser ... Davo (segment "Big World")
Henri Phillips Henri Phillips ... Biggie (segment "Big World")
Nikita Leigh-Pritchard Nikita Leigh-Pritchard ... Meg (segment "Big World")
Tim Winton Tim Winton ... Adult Narrator (segment "Big World") (voice)
Joseph Pedley Joseph Pedley ... Vic (segment "Abbreviation")
Cheyanne Pearce Cheyanne Pearce ... Melanie (segment "Abbreviation")
Callan Mulvey ... David Wilson (segment "Aquifer")
Alex Bryans ... Young David (segment "Aquifer")
Gwy McKenna Gwy McKenna ... Alan Mannering (segment "Aquifer")
Chad Smith ... Alan's Friend (segment "Aquifer")
Brooklyn Bathurst Brooklyn Bathurst ... Alan's Friend (segment "Aquifer")
Talei Howell-Price ... David's Wife (segment "Aquifer")
Megan Flamer Megan Flamer ... Reporter (segment "Aquifer")
Michael Mackenzie Michael Mackenzie ... Newscaster (segment "Aquifer")
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Storyline

The Turning explores the impact of past on present, how the seemingly random incidents that change and shape us can never be escaped or let go of. All of the stories are bound together by recurring themes; the passing of time, regret, addiction and obsession. Written by Anonymous

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, violence including a rape, some sexual content and drug use | See all certifications »
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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 2013 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

10 мгновений судьбы See more »

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| (re-edited) | (theatrical)

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Color
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The animated segment is based on the poem, 'Ash Wednesday', by T.S. Eliot. See more »

Alternate Versions

A 90-minute version for TV broadcast (on ABC1 in Australia) contains only 8 of the 17 stories, re-edited into a new running order: "Reunion", "Aquifer", "On Her Knees", "The Turning", "Long, Clear View", "Commission", "Cockleshell", and "Sand". The remaining 9 stories not included were made available online at ABC iView for two weeks from the time of broadcast (23 February, 2013). See more »

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Written by Martin Armiger
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Not very good
13 June 2015 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This is a collection of short films in Australia about various aspects of life that presents with some kind of turning point.

I watched this for the big names such as Cate Blanchett and Rose Byrne, Ann's I knew I probably wouldn't enjoy this film anyway. Indeed, the first segment is already not so good, it tells a story of a family spending Christmas together but they go to the wrong house. I can't quite work out what is so special about this story, apart from Cate's performance. The Rose Byrne story is the best out of the whole film, it tells a distinct change in life because of a significant turning point. The rest of the stories are not very good. The sand story is just ridiculous. I couldn't even understand it!


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