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The Fringe Dwellers (1986)

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Bruce Beresford returned to the austerity of his first Australian films with The Fringe Dwellers. Kristina Nehm stars as an Aborigine woman named Trilby, who along with her tribespeople lives on the fringes of "accepted" Australian society. Trilby's mother (Justine Saunders) urges her family to remove themselves from squalor and move up to a fashionable all-white suburb. What with the snobbery of her new neighbors and an onslaught of visiting relatives, Trilby never has a moment of happiness.

PG,

Drama

Bruce Beresford, Rhoisin Beresford

Atlantic Releasing Corporation

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One of the few Australian films selected for Competition at Cannes (1986), Bruce Beresford's adaptation of the novel is a milestone for Australian cinema.

November 24, 2007 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile
Urban Cinefile

A sensitive cross-cultural study about an aboriginal family in Australia.

August 27, 2004 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

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    1. Trilby Comeaway: Mum, I don't like to. [after mother asks her to borrow some milk and eggs from next door]
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