My First Wife (1984)




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Classical music DJ John Hargreaves neglects his wife Wendy Hughes, who responds by entering into an illicit romance. Upon finding out, Hargreaves leaves Hughes, but doesn't want to tell his parents; they'd never liked Hughes, and he isn't in the mood for a chorus of "I told you so"s. What is already painful for Hargreaves is amplified when his dying father, suspecting that something's wrong, lectures his son on the sanctity of marriage--even a bad one. Director Paul Cox used the Australian My First Wife as a kind of catharsis, to purge himself of ill-will concerning the bust-up of his own marriage. The film won three Australian academy awards, including one for the reluctantly revelatory Cox. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
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Charles 'Bud' Tingwell
as Helen's father
Betty Lucas
as Helen's mother
Robin Lovejoy
as John's Father
Lucy Uralov
as John's mother
Ron Falk
as Psychiatrist
Jon Finlayson
as Bernard
Julia Blake
as Kirstin
Renee Geyer
as Barmaid
Rex Callahan
as Radio Station Technician
Neela Dey
as Migrant Teacher
Megan Garner
as Quartet Member
Jay Mannering
as Policeman
Ian Mumby
as Policeman
Hartley Newnham
as Quartet Member
Patrick Nolan
as Quartet Member
Nehama Patkin
as Quartet Member
Bianca Russell
as Girl with Dog
Xenia Groutas
as John's Sister
Sabrina Lorenz
as Barbara
Reg Roddick
as Priest
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April 27, 2005
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