Travelling North (1988)





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Director Carl Schultz and screenwriter David Williamson's character study of an aging Australian man's second marriage boasts a robust performance by Leo McKern. McKern plays Frank, a man in his seventies, who used to be something of a firecracker, but who now, his best days behind him, prefers to putter-around, play chess, and get under the skin of his new wife Frances (Julia Blake). Frances, forsaking her old family ties (which her family resents her for), marries Frank and agrees to move with him to Queensland. Frank and Frances pack their things and head north, settling into an easy life of fishing and relaxation. They immediately make friends with a lonely neighbor, Freddie (Graham Kennedy) -- and also the local doctor, Saul (Henri Szeps), who informs Frank that he has a bad heart and hasn't much longer to live.
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Leo McKern
as Frank
Julia Blake
as Frances
Graham Kennedy
as Freddie
Diane Craig
as Sophie
Diana Craig
as Sophie
Drew Forsythe
as Martin
Kim Herbert
as Child
John Black
as Alan
Joe MacColum
as Boat owner
Amy Fuller
as Child
Steve Shaw
as Estate Agent
Genevieve Mooy
as Gallery attendant
Beavan Wilson
as Celebrant
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Entertaining and edifying journey into the far country of old age set in Australia.

Full Review… | July 10, 2003
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