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Ladies in Black (2018)

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Adapted from the bestselling novel by Madeleine St John, Ladies in Black is an alluring and tender-hearted comedy drama about the lives of a group of department store employees in 1959 Sydney.

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Bruce Beresford

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Madeleine St. John (based on the novel: "The Women in Black" by), Sue Milliken (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julia Ormond ... Magda
Angourie Rice ... Lisa
Rachael Taylor ... Fay
Alison McGirr ... Patty
Ryan Corr ... Rudi
Vincent Perez ... Stefan
Susie Porter ... Mrs. Miles
Shane Jacobson ... Mr. Miles
Noni Hazlehurst ... Miss Cartwright
Nicholas Hammond ... Mr. Ryder
Luke Pegler ... Frank
Celia Massingham Celia Massingham ... Myra
Geneviève Lemon Geneviève Lemon ... Mrs. Wentworth
Danny Adcock Danny Adcock ... Doctor
Deborah Kennedy ... Myra's Mother
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Ladies in Black is set in Sydney in the summer of 1959, against the backdrop of Australia's cultural awakening, breakdown of class structures, and liberation of women. It tells the coming-of-age story of suburban schoolgirl Lisa, who while waiting for her final high school exam results with dreams of going to the University of Sydney, takes a summer job at a large department store. Here she works side-by-side with a group of saleswomen who open her eyes to a world beyond her sheltered existence, and foster her metamorphosis.

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Based on the bestselling novel by Madeleine St John, "Ladies in Black" is an alluring and tender-hearted comedy drama about the lives of a group of department store employees in 1959 Sydney

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated PG for some suggestive material, mild language, and smoking | See all certifications »

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 2018 (Australia) See more »

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2.39 : 1
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Ukrainian-born actress Milla Jovovich was considered to play the important role of New Australian Magda, who is Stefan's wife. However she later decided to not take on the role, because she was offered a higher paid role in Future World (2018). See more »

Goofs

On Elizabeth Street, outside the Goodes department store on Elizabeth Street, Fay (Rachael Taylor) gets off an electric tram arriving from Circular Quay, but all the destination signs on the tram, incorrectly show that the tram is going to Circular Quay and Elizabeth Street. See more »

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18 December 2018 | by itaylor-50665See all my reviews

What a pleasant surprise. This is a film that Hallmark could have made.It's their kind of movie. Warm, perhaps a bit predictable but who cares. And it's nice to see a group of good actors from "down under."


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