Children of the Revolution (1997)

Children of the Revolution



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Movie Info

This Australian comedy is set in two time periods. In the 1990s, Australian politician Joe Welch blames his mother for the serious difficulties he's having. The claim seems ridiculous until we flash back to the 1950s and discover that his mother had a brief fling with Joseph Stalin.

Rating: R (for some strong sexuality and language)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Peter Duncan
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On DVD: Sep 2, 2003


as Joan Fraser

as David Hoyle (nine)

as Joseph Stalin

as Zachary Welch

as Young Joe

as Brendan Shaw

as Bernard Shaw

as Colin Slansky

as Police Commissioner

as Mrs. Savage

as Khrushchev

as Allan Miles

as Police Sergeant
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All Critics (35) | Top Critics (13)

Uneven but also unflaggingly lively.

January 1, 2000
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Audience Reviews for Children of the Revolution

Fantastic! A great dark comedy about communism and it's side effects to a family in Australia. Hilarious! Wonderful performances by Judy Davis and Richard Roxburgh as mother and son.

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I love dark humor and this movie is rife with it. F. Murray Abraham's portrayal of Stalin as a vain, buffoonish seducer is hilarious. About the only time Stalin made me laugh. Judy Davis is, as always, stellar.

Laura Krause

This is a strange movie, but I liked it. It is so political, yet covers no political stands and is a serious movie, yet has a good and odd-ball sense of comedy; it's all over the page, but in a good way. It's about a woman that has a child with Stalin; possibly. I liked this movie, but it's odd, but in a good way.

William Winningham

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