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Frequencies (2013)

OXV: The Manual (original title)
In an alternate reality, children learn how lucky they will be (their "frequency"), knowledge which shapes their destiny. The unluckiest boy must parse the mysteries of free will in order to pursue his forbidden love of the luckiest girl.

Director:

Darren Paul Fisher
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Fraser ... Zak
Eleanor Wyld Eleanor Wyld ... Marie
Owen Pugh Owen Pugh ... Theo
Dylan Llewellyn ... Teen Zak
Georgina Minter-Brown Georgina Minter-Brown ... Teen Marie
Tom England Tom England ... Teen Theo
Charlie Rixon Charlie Rixon ... Child Zak
Lily Laight ... Child Marie
Ethan Turton Ethan Turton ... Child Theo
David Broughton-Davies ... Strauss
Emma Powell Emma Powell ... Miss. Anderson
David Barnaby David Barnaby ... Mr. Fortune
Doris Zajer Doris Zajer ... Mrs. Fortune
Timothy Block Timothy Block ... Bridges
Ria Carroll Ria Carroll ... Nicola Tesla
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In an alternate reality, children learn how lucky they will be (their "frequency"), knowledge which shapes their destiny. The unluckiest boy must parse the mysteries of free will in order to pursue his forbidden love of the luckiest girl.

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Australia | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 May 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

During the science fair, each of the group of students are wearing ties or accents that identify their frequency: red - the least lucky, green, blue and violet - the most lucky. See more »

Goofs

The actress who plays Marie as a child has blue eyes, the actresses who play her as a teen and adult both have hazel/green eyes. See more »

Quotes

Marie: Sometimes a tick is just a tick.
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Soundtracks

One Stormy Night
Written by Alex Pinder and Ben Hatfield
Performed by Arthur Rigby and The Baskervilles
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An imperfect masterpiece:
1 June 2014 | by skish-873-964700See all my reviews

This truly could have been an amazing film deserving of much more than a tepid-warm 7/10.

At first you get the feeling that you're going to watch a love story unravel... but this slowly shifts between romance, science fiction and thriller at points. I barely noticed the transition myself... much in the way that District 9 morphs from a documentary into a science fiction tale seamlessly. They balanced each with precision so you don't know quite what you're watching at any given moment.

This film tries to convey many different concepts and fringe concepts ranging from physics to philosophy... but does not appropriate them convincingly or with clarity. I fully understood what it was trying to do and say... but it had tried to make the web of intrigue too intricate. It had many holes and unexplained loose ends which towards the middle made it unbelievable and pretentious. You know what they say - the more complex something is... the more chance there is of something going wrong. That applies with anything from technology to relationships (or storytelling in this case).

The merit of this film mainly lies in it's simpler plot points, the acting and direction.

If you're one of those people who doesn't believe that even fiction has to be believable (to some extent) to be enjoyable or you simply just don't understand what the concept of OXV is... then this is your film.


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