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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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From visionary author Tim Winton comes an extraordinary filmmaking collaboration - 17 acclaimed filmmakers. See more »

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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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| (re-edited) | (theatrical)

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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 »

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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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15 April 2014 | by lbeards44See all my reviews

I loved the Turning. It showed me the way to write my life story. I had been in turmoil as to how to write it all down. When I discovered Tim Winton's, The Turning, I knew what I had to do. I am currently doing Honours at university with my thesis being my life story. Yes I agree that some of the stories are sad with no real solution but unfortunately that is how life is sometimes and for some people. I wish we all could be happy but that is a fairy story for children. We just have to get on with it as best we can. Tim shows up that saying "it is what it is". When I was completing my Arts degree with creative writing we had to read, "The Art of the Tale" edited by Anthony Halpern. This is a good set of short stories not necessarily happy ones either but again showing what life is.


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