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GETTING OF WISDOM, THE

Synopsis

A gem sparkling with humour and intelligence and radiating with the warmth of unsentimental understanding. SCREEN INTERNATIONAL. A joy to behold! FRED YEAGER, ASSOCIATED PRESS. Told with a delicate blend of satire and nostalgia, this award-winning coming-of-age tale introduces one of Australian literature's most beloved characters to the screen, Laura Tweedle Rambothan (Susannah Fowle). Chronicling her stormy passage through the sedate halls of an expensive Melbourne finishing school, THE GETTING OF WISDOM delivers a rich and amusing portrait of an imaginative country girl who refuses to be broken to fit the mould of a Victorian-era young lady. Based on the immortal best seller by Henry Handel Richardson, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Bruce Beresford (Don's Party, Breaker Morant), and boasting top-class performances from Barry Humphries, John Waters and future stars Sigrid Thornton and Kerry Armstrong, THE GETTING OF WISDOM is an Australian cinema classic.

Extra Features

  • Telling Schoolgirl Tales: The Making of The Getting of Wisdom

Cast

  • Barry Humphries
  • John Waters
  • Kerry Armstrong
  • Sigrid Thornton
  • Susannah Fowle

Directors

  • Bruce Beresford

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  • Running time 98 min
  • Region WORLDWIDE
  • Format SD
  • Color COLOUR
  • Language English
  • Catalogue No. DAVID3570
  • Aspect ratio 16:9
  • Subtitles None
  • PG