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The Screen Guide

HEY HEY IT’S ESTHER BLUEBURGER – a smart, rueful and dead-on portrait of life’s unending quest to fit in… and the girl who solves it by completely breaking out – introduces a feisty outsider hero unlike any other seen on screen. Esther Blueburger’s quest begins when she escapes from her Bat Mitzvah party and is befriended by Sunni, the effortlessly cool girl who is everything Esther thinks she wants to be. With the help of Sunni, Esther goes AWOL from her ordinary life and leaves behind her malfunctioning Jewish family to hang out with Sunni’s far breezier and super-hip single mum Mary and attend Sunni’s forbidden public school as a Swedish exchange student.

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Cathy Randall
Cathy Randall
Miriam Stein
Executive Producers
Heather Ogilvie  Stephen Hays  Peter M. Graham II  Anton Rosenberg  Toni Collette
Dir. of Photography
Anna Howard
Guy Gross
Dany Cooper
Production Designer
Nell Hanson
Keisha Castle-Hughes - Danielle Catanzariti - Essie Davis - Russell Dykstra - Christian Byers - Toni Collette
Production Completion
Production Company
Tama Films Pty Ltd
Australian Sales
Buena Vista International
International Sales
Lightning Entertainment

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