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FULL SYNOPSIS

Fred Schepsi wrote and directed this tense melodrama which takes place at a Roman Catholic boarding school. The film deals with the charged emotional tensions of a group of pubescent boys, who find their sexual urges stifled by the school's oppressive atmosphere. Depicting the chaste lifestyle of the religious functionaries, the burgeoning sexual desires of the young men are bottled up until they are ready to explode. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Australian Film Institute Awards Nick Tate Best Actor 1976 Winner
Australian Film Institute Awards Simon Burke Best Actor 1976 Winner

Cast

Arthur Dignam
as Brother Francine
Nick Tate
as Brother Victor
Simon Burke
as Tom Allen
Charles McCallum
as Brother Sebastian
John Frawley
as Brother Celian
Jonathan Hardy
as Brother Arnold
John Diedrich
as Fitz
Thomas Keneally
as Father Marshall
Jillian Archer
as Girls in Pub
Anne Phelan
as Girl in Pub
John Proper
as Mr. Allen
Michael Carman
as Nigel Ryan
Warren Coleman
as Westaway
Sheila Florance
as Mrs. Sullivan
Gerda Nicolson
as Mrs. Allen
Sheila Florance
as Mrs. Sullivan
Michael Carman
as Nigel Ryan
Warren Coleman
as Westaway

Crew

Fred Schepisi
Director
Fred Schepisi
Producer
Fred Schepisi
Screenwriter
Ian Baker
Cinematographer
Bruce Smeaton
Composer (Music Score)
Brian Kavanagh
Editor
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