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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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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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Rated R for language, violence including a rape, some sexual content and drug use | See all certifications »
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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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Color
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The music in the segment "Defender" is written by Steve Francis and based on music by Mykola Dmytrovych Leontovych (credited as Leontovych). 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 »

Soundtracks

Jazz Suite No. 2 (Waltz No.2)
(segment 'Long Clear View')
Written by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performed by Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin (as Berlin Radio Symphony), conducted by Steven Sloane
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18 short stories that lead to nowhere
26 January 2019 | by punisherpetezoneSee all my reviews

Wtf.... Seriously what a let down, this is my first review and am so disappointed that I have to give one like this. I decided to watch this on Australia Day with a few friends, thinking how many good Aussie actors and actresses in this movie must be good. The cover is misleading, making you think that maybe the stories are somehow consist with a bonfire at the beach, making you think it's gonna be good story or stories that joins together. The only consitantcy is 18 stories that confuse you, there was so much potential for growth in each story, but you are left wanting your favourite part to continue, just to be let down by introducing a new short story before you can wrap your head around the last one. I recently watched Breath and that was awesome, I am now going to go and read the book because It remind me of my younger years I highly recommend Breath, but this was a waste of talent and has no story. The only good one for me was the turning & reunion.

Don't bother,read the book instead


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