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Bitter & Twisted (2008)

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Three years after the death of a young man we flash forward to assess the toll it has taken on his parents, brother, and ex-girlfriend. Set against the backdrop of suburban Sydney, BITTER ... See full synopsis »

Director:

Christopher Weekes
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1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Noni Hazlehurst ... Penelope Lombard
Steve Rodgers ... Jordan Lombard
Leeanna Walsman ... Indigo Samvini
Christopher Weekes Christopher Weekes ... Ben Lombard
Matthew Newton ... Matt Salt
Gary Sweet ... Greg Praline
Rhys Muldoon ... Donald Carn
Penne Hackforth-Jones Penne Hackforth-Jones ... Jackie Samvini
Basia A'Hern ... Lisa Lombard
Jeremy Brennan Jeremy Brennan ... Liam Lombard
Andrea Moor ... Pauline Praline (as Andrea Moore)
Sam Haft ... Lucas
John Benjamin John Benjamin ... Jonathan Salt
Zachary Pike Zachary Pike ... Max Praline
Kay Fallico Kay Fallico ... Marie
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Storyline

Three years after the death of a young man we flash forward to assess the toll it has taken on his parents, brother, and ex-girlfriend. Set against the backdrop of suburban Sydney, BITTER and TWISTED is an intimate story of longing, loss and identity.

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A comedy with drama.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Australia

Language:

None | English

Release Date:

24 April 2008 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Down in Splendor See more »

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Budget:

AUD 220,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Connections

References Shirley Valentine (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Life is a Game
Written by Timothy Weeks
Performed by Timothy Weekes
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Amazing Performances
14 January 2010 | by tonybittySee all my reviews

I saw this when it played at the 2009 Cleveland Film Festival last year.

It's well worth a look. I thought the film was a very honest and moving depiction of a tortured family. The performances and direction were amazing.

The music was sometimes a little distracting and the Australian accents can be hard to understand at times, but I was really quite surprised by how moved I was.

I lost my brother to a car accident ten years ago and found the story to be one of the more realistic depictions of grief I've seen. It's hardly a light, fluffy movie, but once I settled into it - I was right there with it the whole way.


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