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The Weight of Elephants (2013)

The sensitive, bullied and lonely Adrian (10) is living with his grandmother and sick uncle. He finds a friendship with a new mysterious neighbor Nicole (10). Is she one of the abducted children that they keep talking about on TV?


Daniel Borgman (as Daniel Joseph Borgman)


Sonya Hartnett (novel), Daniel Borgman (adaptation) (as Daniel Joseph Borgman)
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Credited cast:
Demos Murphy Demos Murphy ... Adrian
Angelina Cottrell Angelina Cottrell ... Nicole
Catherine Wilkin ... Gran
Matthew Sunderland Matthew Sunderland ... Uncle Rory
Finn Holden Finn Holden ... Clinton
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anna Hewlett Anna Hewlett ... Nicole's Mother
Hannah Jones Hannah Jones ... Joely
Courtney Luskie Courtney Luskie ... Horse Girl
Bree Peters ... Miss Pryor
Sophie Roberts Sophie Roberts ... Aunt Martha
Steven Woller Steven Woller ... The Thin Man
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Adrian, 10, a sensitive and lonely boy, abandoned by his mum at an early age to live with his grandmother and his sick uncle, finds meaning in an unlikely friendship with Nicole, 10, a crazy, mysterious outsider, who just moved in across the street and who just might be one of the abducted children that they keep talking about on the telly. Written by Anonymous

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Subtle, thought provoking and simple story
16 June 2013 | by mohitnarangSee all my reviews

I will try to break up the rating of this movie in 2 parts :

Script : It is one of those kind of movies where the script is too simple and subtle, but very thought provoking. At some times it was way too slow and that is where it seemed losing some points from my rating viewpoint.

Cinematography and acting : It was superb. It is definitely something that depends on taste, but i would highly recommend the screen lovers just because of the cinematography.

If you love movies which are touching and revolve around very subtle emotions go for this movie.

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6 June 2013 (Denmark) See more »

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Southland, New Zealand


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2.35 : 1
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