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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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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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One day. One life. One chance. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Carlo says, "I did but see her passing by/And yet I'll love till I die", which is a quote from "There Is A Lady Sweet And Kind", a poem by Thomas Ford. See more »

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References Gallipoli (1981) See more »

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Gypsy
Performed by Camille, Tristan Dewey & Tai Jordan
(P) 2016 Tristan Dewey & Tai Jordan
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Minor, small-scale but really rather likable.
27 January 2019 | by MOscarbradleySee all my reviews

Minor, small-scale but really rather likable tragic-comic ensemble piece from Australia, "Pawno", as its title suggests, revolves around a day in the life of a pawnbroker's shop in the Melbourne suburb of Footscray, focusing not just on the two guys who work there but on their customers and neighbors as well. It's a little too lightweight to make a major impact but it's well written, (by Damian Hill who also plays the pawnbroker's assistant and who died tragically young a few months ago), and pleasingly acted by everyone. The director is Paul Ireland who, with more substantial material, could go far.


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Australia

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English

Release Date:

21 April 2016 (Australia) See more »

Filming Locations:

Footscray, Victoria, Australia

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$2,142
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