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John Duigan



Director John Duigan first attracted attention with such low-budget films as The Trespassers (1976) and Mouth to Mouth (1978), which he also wrote and directed. These films were centered in Duigan's adopted homeland of Australia, but their theme of youthful alienation and confusion struck a universal chord. Duigan's The Year My Voice Broke (1988) is perhaps the best of his many explorations of the painful coming-of-age process; its sequel, the 1991 Flirting was similarly effective in its portrayal of disaffected teens in love.



Duigan also varied his subject matter with Romero (1989), a heartfelt but objective biography of controversial Salvadorian clergyman Oscar Romero, and Wide Sargasso Sea (1992), an adaptation of Jean Rhys' tale of madness and seduction. In 1994, Duigan won acclaim for Sirens, a likably erotic story of artistic expression in the Australian Outback of the 1920s starring Hugh Grant and Sam Neill. After finding further critical--if not commercial--approval with films like The Journey of August King (1995) and Lawn Dogs (1997), Duigan reappeared in 1999 with Molly, the story of an autistic woman (Elisabeth Shue) who is revealed to be a genius following surgery to cure her of her mental affliction.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
86% Careless Love
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
2012
15% Head in the Clouds
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
2004
67% The Parole Officer
  • Director
2001
No Score Yet Paranoid
  • Director
2000
14% Molly
  • Director
1999
72% Lawn Dogs
  • Director
1998
63% The Leading Man
  • Director
1998
57% The Journey of August King
  • Director
1996
73% Sirens
  • Earnest Minister
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1994
58% Wide Sargasso Sea
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1993
96% Flirting
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1992
75% Romero
  • Director
1989
93% The Year My Voice Broke
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1987
No Score Yet Room to Move
  • Director
1985
No Score Yet One Night Stand
  • Director
1984
No Score Yet Winter of Our Dreams
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1982
No Score Yet Far East
  • Director
1982
No Score Yet Dimboola
  • Director
1979

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