Flirting

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The second part of a trilogy which began with The Year My Voice Broke. Teenage student Danny (Taylor) divides his time between being bullied for his stutter and being bewitched by Thandiwe (Newton), a Ugandan pupil from a nearby girls' school. Both misfits, the two find solace in each other's affection, crossing the lake in search of adulthood. Beautifully written and directed by Duigan, the film maintains a delicate balance between wry satire, childish laughter, and dark, brooding malevolence. Not since Bill Forsyth's Gregory's Girl has a movie so precisely captured the goose-bumps, grunts, giggles and gorgeous rapture of teenage love. Taylor is a jowly delight, while 16-year-old newcomer Newton throws savage glances and sensuous smiles with the assured air of a seasoned professional. Electrifying and heartbreaking; cherish it.
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Release details

UK release:

1989

Duration:

99 mins

Cast and crew

Producer:

Terry Hayes, Doug Mitchell, George Miller

Screenwriter:

John Duigan

Cast:

Nicole Kidman, Felix Nobis, Bartholomew Rose, Josh Picker, Noah Taylor, Thandie Newton, Kiri Paramore

Production Designer:

Roger Ford

Editor:

Robert Gibson

Director:

John Duigan

Cinematography:

Geoff Burton

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