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The Weight of Elephants (2013)

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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Daniel Borgman (as Daniel Joseph Borgman)

Writers:

Sonya Hartnett (novel), Daniel Borgman (adaptation) (as Daniel Joseph Borgman)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Demos Murphy Demos Murphy ... Adrian
Angelina Cottrell Angelina Cottrell ... Nicole
Catherine Wilkin Catherine Wilkin ... Gran
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 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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Language:

English

Release Date:

6 June 2013 (Denmark) See more »

Filming Locations:

Southland, New Zealand

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Beautifully shot film of nothingness
19 August 2014 | by davey79See all my reviews

My wife and I enjoy good dramas that are close to reality, often resulting with films in which not much happens. However, this film took nothingness to a whole new level.

I don't like to be overtly critical of independent movies, but this particular one left us feeling a little annoyed and extremely bored. Admittedly, it was beautifully shot and the acting was subtle and convincing, but the narrative was immensely dull. The pacing was also excruciatingly slow, but we persevered, believing something would happen to take it up a notch. Wrong. Film ends. Credits roll. Evening wasted.

I am sure some people might enjoy this, or should I say "appreciate" this movie, but I personally don't think it should have extended beyond a short film. Sorry.


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