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Tom White (2004)

An architect experiences a mental breakdown with life-changing results.

Director:

Alkinos Tsilimidos

Writer:

Daniel Keene
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Cast

Credited cast:
Colin Friels ... Tom White
Rachael Blake ... Helen White
Dan Spielman ... Matt
Loene Carmen ... Christine
David Field ... Phil
Bill Hunter ... Malcolm
Jarryd Jinks Jarryd Jinks ... Jet
Angela Punch McGregor Angela Punch McGregor ... Irene
Kevin Harrington Kevin Harrington ... Neil
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gloria Ajenstat Gloria Ajenstat ... Nurse
Arthur Angel ... Paul
Jonathan auf der Heide ... Himself
Nick Barkla ... Darren Burrows
John Brumpton ... Plain clothes officer
Jack Charles ... Harry
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An architect experiences a mental breakdown with life-changing results.

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Tom is on a little vacation from reality.

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 August 2004 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Missing Tom See more »

Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$103,817
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Thought-provoking but enjoyable
15 June 2005 | by johnfosSee all my reviews

This is a thought-provoking Australian film about the subject of untreated mental illness and the total isolation from family and friends which can follow. It shows how those who suffer from mental health problems may try to cope with the situation themselves rather than seek medical attention. It's a dark and brooding film, which explores the twists and turns of life on the street, and shows us how difficult such a life can be. The movie avoids sentimentality and leaves the viewer to ponder where untreated depression and related mental health issues may ultimately lead.

Colin Freils provides a wonderful character study in his role as Tom. Unfortunately, though, some of the support acting is decidedly lacklustre. Nice camera work throughout.

'Tom White' contrasts strongly with several other well-known films dealing with mental illness: 'A Beautiful mind' was a glossy big-budget production with a positive message, and 'One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest' focused on an institutional setting.


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