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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

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 Date
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)