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Pawno (2015)

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Pawno is a character driven ensemble film set in the diverse and multicultural suburb of Footscray. It revolves around one day in the lives of twelve characters. The film is set in an ageing Pawnbrokers shop and at the core of the story beats a romance, yet love is rarely simple. Within a day, lives intersect and motives are examined. It is a multi-layered story that celebrates the rawness of humanity and challenges audiences to see the world from a different view. The cast includes John Brumpton, Kerry Armstrong, Maeve Dermody, Damian Hill, Mark Coles Smith and Malcolm Kennnard. It is directed by Paul Ireland from a script by Damian Hill which they developed together and co-produced this debut feature film from their production company, Toothless Picture.

Cast

John Brumpton
as Les Underwood
Damian Hill
as Danny Williams
Kerry Armstrong
as Jennifer Montgomery
Daniel Frederiksen
as Paige Turner
John Orcsik
as Tony 'Poodles' Robinson
Brad McMurray
as Jason Spears
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Critic Reviews for Pawno

All Critics (9)

Captivates with compassionate vignettes of humanity.

October 23, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

As a portrait of contemporary Australia, it's an antidote to just about everything else out there.

September 26, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Although it gets too sentimental in places, especially towards the end, this is an entertaining, bold little film with a clear voice of its own.

February 22, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

A string of vignettes connects around a dozen characters in a dramatically pleasing mosaic, sometimes funny, sometimes sad, sometimes not as well-developed or rounded as it could have been.

May 14, 2016 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

The cast do their best with the material but the scattered structure of the film does them no favours.

May 3, 2016 | Full Review…

It might come from a couple of newcomers, but Pawno is gloriously assured.

April 22, 2016

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