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The Getting of Wisdom


The suffocating repressiveness of the Victorian era is superbly realized by director [[Performer~P81500~Bruce Beresford~bruceberesford]] in The Getting of Wisdom. Thirteen-year-old Laura ([[Performer~P24516~Susannah Fowle~susannahfowle]]), an incorrigible free spirit from the Australian outback, is enrolled in a prestigious girl's boarding school. The indoctrination process is a rough one, and Laura very nearly loses her individuality and sense of self-worth. When she does mature, however, it is on her...more