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Flirting (1991)

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Two freethinking teenagers - a boy and a girl - confront with authoritarian teachers in their boarding schools. The other students treat this differently.

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John Duigan

Writer:

John Duigan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Noah Taylor ... Danny Embling
Thandie Newton ... Thandiwe Adjewa
Nicole Kidman ... Nicola
Bartholomew Rose Bartholomew Rose ... 'Gilby' Fryer
Felix Nobis Felix Nobis ... Jock Blair
Josh Picker Josh Picker ... 'Backa' Bourke
Kiri Paramore Kiri Paramore ... 'Slag' Green
Marc Aden Gray Marc Aden Gray ... Christopher Laidlaw (as Marc Gray)
Gregg Palmer Gregg Palmer ... Colin Proudfoot
Joshua Marshall Joshua Marshall ... 'Cheddar' Fedderson
David Wieland David Wieland ... 'Possum' Piper
Craig Black Craig Black ... 'Pup' Pierdon
Les Hill ... Greg Gilmore (as Leslie Hill)
Jeff Truman ... Mr. Morris Cutts
Marshall Napier ... Mr. Rupert Elloitt
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Storyline

Danny has been sent to boarding school, in this sequel to The Year My Voice Broke. Against a backdrop of bullying and sadistic teachers Danny strikes up an affair with an African girl, Thandiwe, studying at a nearby girl's school. Their affair blossoms while everyone tries to stop it. Nicole Kidman also appears as a sexually repressed senior at Thandiwe's school. Written by Matthew Stanfield <mattst@cogs.susx.ac.uk>

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for scenes of teen sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 November 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Флирт See more »

Filming Locations:

New South Wales, Australia See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$2,415,396
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Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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In 2011, Thandie Newton told InStyle Magazine that during the filming of this movie, its director, John Duigan, coerced her into starting a sexual relationship with him, despite the fact that she was 16 and he was 39. She clarified in the interview that the relationship was not strictly illegal, since she was above the age of consent in Australia, but that it left her feeling "self-destructive" and not "in control of the situation," and she had to have therapy later to come to terms with its ramifications. See more »

Quotes

Thandiwe Adjewa: [Tired of hearing the other girls making jokes about her being of African dissent, she gets up from watching TV to leave the room, but not before intentionally bumping into the table the record they were listening to was on to make it skip and anger them]
[Calmly]
Thandiwe Adjewa: Oh, I'm sorry. I must've slipped on a banana peel.
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Connections

References Dr. No (1962) See more »

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I Just Wanna Make Love to You
Written by Willie Dixon (Jewel Music, Aus)
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A very good movie. Intellectually stimulating.
10 June 2002 | by jugrinSee all my reviews

I enjoyed this movie. I particularly liked the way they referred to Camus and Sartre in such offhand ways. I think this is the type of move that you must see again and again to get the full impact. I plan to see it a few more times to soak in all the nuances of the plot and character formation.


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