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The Screen Guide

Lewis, a young university graduate, accepts a job directing mental patients in a therapeutic drama course. His control is usurped by Roy, a manic depressive, who demands that they stage an opera by Mozart despite the fact that none of the inmates can sing, speak Italian or act.

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Crew

Director
Mark Joffe
Writers
Louis Nowra
Producer
Richard Brennan  Timothy White
Executive Producers
Phaedon Vass  Bob Weinstein  Harvey Weinstein
Dir. of Photography
Ellery Ryan
Composer
Stephen Endelman
Editor
Nicholas Beauman
Production Designer
Chris Kennedy

Cast

Barry Otto - Ben Mendelsohn - Toni Collette - Colin Friels - Paul Chubb - Pamela Rabe - Colin Hay - Rachel Griffiths - Jacki Weaver - Aden Young - David Wenham - Tony Llewellyn Jones - Kerry Walker

Production Details

Production Completion
1995
Genre
Comedy
Production Company
Miramax Films Inc  Smiley Films Pty Ltd

Sales

International Sales
Miramax International LA

Selected Awards & Festivals

  • Australian Film Week - Ireland
    (1998)
  • Australian Film Season - UK
    (1997)
  • Miami Film Festival
    (1997)
  • Australian Film Institute
    (1996)
  • Australian Cinematographers Society Vic
    (1996)