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The Turning (2013)

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A collection of short films based on stories by Australian writer Tim Winton.

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Tim Winton (short stories), Justin Monjo (screenplay) | 17 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Colin Friels ... Narrator (segment "Ash Wednesday") (voice)
James Fraser ... Davo (segment "Big World")
Henri Phillips Henri Phillips ... Biggie (segment "Big World")
Nikita Leigh-Pritchard Nikita Leigh-Pritchard ... Meg (segment "Big World")
Tim Winton Tim Winton ... Adult Narrator (segment "Big World") (voice)
Joseph Pedley Joseph Pedley ... Vic (segment "Abbreviation")
Cheyanne Pearce Cheyanne Pearce ... Melanie (segment "Abbreviation")
Callan Mulvey ... David Wilson (segment "Aquifer")
Alex Bryans ... Young David (segment "Aquifer")
Gwy McKenna Gwy McKenna ... Alan Mannering (segment "Aquifer")
Chad Smith ... Alan's Friend (segment "Aquifer")
Brooklyn Bathurst Brooklyn Bathurst ... Alan's Friend (segment "Aquifer")
Talei Howell-Price Talei Howell-Price ... David's Wife (segment "Aquifer")
Megan Flamer Megan Flamer ... Reporter (segment "Aquifer")
Michael Mackenzie Michael Mackenzie ... Newscaster (segment "Aquifer")
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Storyline

The Turning explores the impact of past on present, how the seemingly random incidents that change and shape us can never be escaped or let go of. All of the stories are bound together by recurring themes; the passing of time, regret, addiction and obsession. Written by Anonymous

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A collection of linked short films based on Australian writer Tim Winton's book of short stories. See more »

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, violence including a rape, some sexual content and drug use | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 2013 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

10 мгновений судьбы See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,110,918
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (re-edited) | (theatrical)

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Color
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Trivia

The animated segment is based on the poem, 'Ash Wednesday', by T.S. Eliot. See more »

Alternate Versions

A 90-minute version for TV broadcast (on ABC1 in Australia) contains only 8 of the 17 stories, re-edited into a new running order: "Reunion", "Aquifer", "On Her Knees", "The Turning", "Long, Clear View", "Commission", "Cockleshell", and "Sand". The remaining 9 stories not included were made available online at ABC iView for two weeks from the time of broadcast (23 February, 2013). See more »

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O Christmas Tree
Traditional tune, lyrics by Ernst Anschütz
[Heard on the car radio in the opening scene]
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Australian Tree of Life
8 November 2014 | by billcr12See all my reviews

This film has the look and feel of Tree of Life. Moments of beautiful imagery, mixed with numerous ponderous scenes for an overlong three hours, makes wonder why it wasn't edited better. Seventeen separate movies ranging from ten to fifteen minutes make up the one hundred and eighty minutes. The beach is a recurring theme throughout, with frequent narration with contemplative music in the background. The storyline is simply the harshness of everyday life, told with a realistic and mundane tone. There are no happy endings at anytime; just a gritty seriousness with very little humor thrown in, with the exception of Kate Blanchett and a swimming pool at Christmas. Otherwise, this is a long and depressing ride. The acting is superb, but the length is a definite drawback in what could have been a contender.


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