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Title Dance me to my song / directed by Rolf de Heer
Published [Paddington, N.S.W.] : Palace Films ; [Collingwood, Vic.] : Madman Entertainment, [2007]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  791.4372 Deh/Dmt  AVAILABLE
Description 1 videodisc (DVD) (101 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Series Palace Films collection
Palace Films collection.
Summary De Heer's seventh feature addresses issues of obligation, accountability, need and love, through the conflicted relationship between a severely physically disabled young woman, Julia, and her abusive, short-tempered and lonely carer, Madelaine. Like Heather Rose, the actor inflicted with cerebral palsy that plays her, Julia is confined to a wheelchair and is able to communicate only through a voice-synthesizer. Nevertheless, much to Madelaine's chagrin, she succeeds in developing a close friendship with Eddie, a man she meets on the street. But Julia wants love and sex, not just companionship, and the two women become locked in a battle for Eddie's attentions. Rose's participation in the film, both as its lead and as a co-writer, and the unflinching focus on the minutiae of her labourous and painful daily routine, brings it into the realm of documentary. As in his earlier films 'Bad Boy Bubby' and 'The Quiet Room', de Heer again focuses on a central character who succeeds in battling against totally inconceivable odds to overcome their victimhood
Notes "PAL040"
"A film by Heather Rose" -- credits
Special feature: Exclusive interview with Rolf de Heer
Originally released as a motion picture: Vertigo Productions, Developed and produced with financial assistance from the South Australian Film Corporation, 1998
Credits Producers, Rolf de Heer, Giuseppe Pedersoli, Domenico Procacci ; director, Rolf de Heer ; writers, Rolf de Heer, HeatherRose, Frederick Stahl ; photography, Tony Clark ; music, Graham Tardif; editing, Tania Nehma
Cast Heather Rose, Joey Kennedy, John Brumpton, Rena Owen
Audience Censorship classification: MA 15+
Notes Dolby Digital 2.0, PAL, Region 4
DVD. Region unspecified
Subject Feature films -- Australia.
Cerebral palsy -- Drama.
People with disabilities -- Home care -- Drama.
Genre/Form Video recordings.
Author Rose, Heather, 1966-2002
De Heer, Rolf, 1951-
Clark, Tony.
Tardif, Graham, 1957-
Nehme, Tania
Brumpton, John
Vertigo productions.
South Australian Film Corporation.
Palace Films (Firm)
Madman Entertainment Australia (Firm)