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Bathing Franky (2012)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 26 May 2012 (Australia)
When an ex-con falls under the spell of a backyard magician, the illusion is shattered.

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Owen Elliott
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Cast

Credited cast:
Henri Szeps Henri Szeps ... Rodney
Maria Venuti Maria Venuti ... Franky
Shaun Goss Shaun Goss ... Steve
Bree Desborough ... Susie
Michael Winchester Michael Winchester ... Raven
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jancita Day Jancita Day ... Young Franky
Brendan Madigan Brendan Madigan ... Tommy
Matthew J. Schelle Matthew J. Schelle ... The Driver (as Matthew Schelle)
Alexander Spinks ... Bindi
Letitia Sutherland Letitia Sutherland ... Donna
Ben Tranter ... Young Vincenzo
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When Steve is released from prison, he is unable to connect with his girlfriend, as he is still haunted by his relationship with a fellow inmate. Taking a 'meals-on-wheels' job, he meets Rod, a wildly irrepressible older man, who is the full time carer for his invalid mother who, when not confined to a wheelchair, gets about on her modified ride-on lawn mower. Steve is captivated by the older pair's extravagant world of make-believe and a close friendship between the men develops. Written by Michael Winchester

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Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 May 2012 (Australia) See more »

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Henri Szeps and Maria Venuti play mother and son in the film. In real life they are 2 years apart in age. See more »

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An Australian film with a twist
15 June 2013 | by patspiceySee all my reviews

I saw this film recently as part of it's Australian tour, in Adelaide. I must say, I was absolutely blown away. It was a beautiful story, that had my husband and I talking for the next few days after the screening. It deals with some controversial themes that reminds me more of a European art-house film than something you would expect to see in Australian cinema, yet at the same time it has a really earthy Australian quality. My parents saw it on the second screening in Adelaide, based on my recommendation, and they loved Henri Szeps (who has been in plenty of Australian films and shows, including Mother & Son) and Maria Venuti (who is unrecognisable!) A pleasant surprise.


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