Children of the Revolution

Children of the Revolution

Director: Peter Duncan Cast: Judy Davis, Sam Neill, Richard Roxburgh

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Children of the Revolution

Children of the Revolution is an Australian film whose cinematic roots go back to the sardonic comedies of Billy Wilder. It is set in two time periods, the 1950s and 1990s, and goes back and forth between them. In the 1990s, Australian politician Joe Welch (Richard Roxburgh) is having some serious difficulties. We learn just how serious they are through a series of interviews with important political commentators. Joe blames his mother, Joan Fraser (Judy Davis), for his problems. This claim seems ridiculous until we flash back to the 1950s and discover that Joan, an ardent communist, had a very brief fling with Joseph Stalin (F. Murray Abraham) and that Joe Welch could be Stalin's love-child. Welch was brought up accompanying his mother on her political rounds, and acquired a fondness for jack-booted women -- something which haunts him in his adult life. Double agent David Hoyle (Sam Neill) also had an affair with Joan during her one brief trip to Moscow, and his shadowy influence also follows Welch into the time of the film.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/02/2003
UPC: 0786936220469
Original Release: 1996
Rating: R
Source: Miramax
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Surround]
Time: 1:40:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Dolby Digital surround sound; Spanish language track; Spanish subtitles; Widescreen (1.85:1) Enhanced for 16x9 televisons

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Judy Davis Joan Fraser
Sam Neill David Hoyle (nine)
Richard Roxburgh Joe Welch
Geoffrey Rush Zachary Welch
Rachel Griffiths Anna
F. Murray Abraham Joseph Stalin
Russell Kiefel Barry
John Gaden Wilke

Technical Credits
Peter Duncan Director,Screenwriter
Laurie Faen Art Director
Roger Ford Production Designer
Simon Martin Editor
Martin McGrath Cinematographer
Tristram Miall Producer
Liz Mullinar Casting
Greg Ricketson Associate Producer
Terry Ryan Costumes/Costume Designer
Guntis Sics Sound/Sound Designer
P.J. Voeten Asst. Director
Nigel Westlake Songwriter

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. A Discreet Revolution? [6:12]
2. Letters to Uncle Joe [6:33]
3. An Invitation [5:44]
4. Dinner With Uncle Joe [6:35]
5. Stalin's Demise [6:17]
6. A Job Offer [4:49]
7. Little Joe [8:17]
8. Time to March [4:10]
9. Under Arrest [3:42]
10. The Pork Sword [8:18]
11. Joe's Father? [5:58]
12. Finding His Niche [6:42]
13. Tough Times [8:29]
14. A Bloddy Nice Person [4:57]
15. The Truth Comes Out [10:10]
16. End Credits [3:48]

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