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TURNING APRIL

SYNOPSIS:
A young middle class woman, married to an upwardly mobile young man, is kidnapped by street kids who donít know what to do
with her. But she refuses to leave.

"On paper, at least, this quirky little Australian film had much going for it, but it got lost somewhere in the translation to the screen. What it has going for it is star Tushka Bergen, a beautiful Aussie actress who calls LA home these days, but returned to do this. Charming, sweet, sexy and vivacious, Bergenís presence gives the film that extra something to help put it into long needed focus. The trouble with the film is, it has little direction and a haphazard, aimless structure. It never knows what style of film it is, and while exploring the development of a womanís inner sexuality, had the potential of becoming genuinely erotic, but it also fails to take those risks. The idea may well have been an interesting one, but somehow, idea and final cut were poles apart."
Paul Fischer.

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TURNING APRIL (M)
Australia/Canada

CAST: Tushka Bergen, Aaron Blabey, Kenneth Welsh

DIRECTOR: Geoff Bennett

PRODUCER: Heather Ogilvie (Aust), Lael McCall (Canada)

SCRIPT: James W. Nichol

CINEMATOGRAPHER: Steve Arnold

EDITOR: Susan Shipton

MUSIC: Lesley Barber

PRODUCTION DESIGN: Michael Phillips

RUNNING TIME: 96 minutes

INTERNATIONAL SALES: Alliance

AUSTRALIAN DISTRIBUTOR: Total/UIP

AUSTRALIAN RELEASE: April 10, 1997







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