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Pawno is a character driven ensemble film set in the diverse and multicultural suburb of Footscray in Melbourne, Australia. It revolves around one day in the lives of twelve characters. The... See full summary »

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Paul Ireland

Writer:

Damian Hill
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2 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Brumpton ... Les Underwood
Maeve Dermody ... Kate
Malcolm Kennard ... Carlo
Mark Coles Smith ... Pauly
Damian Hill Damian Hill ... Danny Williams
Tony Rickards ... Harry
Kerry Armstrong ... Jennifer Montgomery
Naomi Rukavina Naomi Rukavina ... Holly
Daniel Frederiksen ... Paige Turner
Ngoc Phan Ngoc Phan ... Lai
Brad McMurray ... Jason Spears
John Orcsik ... Tony 'Poodles' Robinson
Mark Silveira ... Harsha
Jesse Velik Jesse Velik ... Jay
Beth MacDonald Beth MacDonald ... Claire
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Pawno is a character driven ensemble film set in the diverse and multicultural suburb of Footscray in Melbourne, Australia. It revolves around one day in the lives of twelve characters. The film is set in an ageing Pawnbrokers and at the core of the story beats a romance, yet love is rarely simple. Within a day, lives intersect and motives are examined. It is a multi-layered story that celebrates the rawness of humanity and challenges audiences to see the world from a different view. Characters from various cultural backgrounds are reflected in the performances of some of Australia's most dynamic actors. It is the Australia that we see when walking down the street and one rarely shown and often maligned in film. Pawno is a film that has garnered much hype amongst the film world in Australia. A brilliant soundtrack comprising Tom Waits, Astronomy Class and Vance Joy amongst others is married with an original score to take the viewer into the sanctuary of Les Underwood and his pawn ...

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Where everything is for sale, except your humanity. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Brad McMurray put on 15 kgs for his role. See more »

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References Lassie (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Letter, Pt. 2
Performed by Tristan Dewey & Tai Jordan Feat Natalija May
(P) 2016 Tristan Dewey & Tai Jordan
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Its a fine Footscray Tale
5 January 2020 | by mikeyboy26See all my reviews

I believe some of the reviews (there are only 7) on about this Australian Film have been a little unkind. I also live in the west and have been frequent visitor to Footscray for many many years. I have seen it evolve and change culturally after successive waves of immigrants make footscray their home. The film did show much of its current cultural diversity if not necessarily in the main protagonists. But it was just one story of the many that could be told about this western suburb only 10 mins from the City. And it was a fine story.


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Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 April 2016 (Australia) See more »

Filming Locations:

Footscray, Victoria, Australia

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$2,142
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