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Showtime Australia (Firm)

Overview
Works: 47 works in 153 publications in 1 language and 5,933 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Gangster films  Crime films  Comedy films  Coming-of-age films  Fiction  Action and adventure films  Internet videos  Detective and mystery films 
Roles: prn
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Showtime Australia (Firm)
Rabbit-proof fence by Phillip Noyce( Visual )

26 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 2,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If the government kidnapped you, would you walk the 1500 miles back home? In 1931, three half-caste children from Western Australia did just that. 14-year-old Molly (Everlyn Sampi), her 8-year-old sister Daisy (Tianna Sansbury), and their 10-year-old cousin Gracie (Laura Monaghan), all fathered by itinerant white workers, are stolen from their Aborigine mothers and sent to an institution to be trained into "white" Australians. Told they have no mothers, the girls revolt, escape, and begin the epic journey back to Western Australia-all 1,500 miles-navigating by following the fence built across the nation to stem the spread of rabbits
Animal kingdom by David Michôd( Visual )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When seventeen year old J's mother dies of an overdose, he calls his grandmother, Janine "Smurf" Cody, who invites him to come live with her. A Ma Barker camouflaged as a cheery suburban grandmother, she dotes on her roguish boys, and looks to add J to the mix. The oldest is Pope, a gunman off his meds, unhinged drug dealer Craig, and baby-faced youngest Darren. The brothers, along with Pope's friend Baz have been running a very successful armed robbery business. J's just looking for a home, but he's caught between the sociopathic Pope and a cold, methodical police sergeant who wants the Cody's bad. Now J must become a survivalist, navigating unsteadily but instinctively between his unscrupulous grandmother and the dirty cops, trying to escape the poisonous grip of both
Japanese story by Sue Brooks( Visual )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a remote Australian desert a geologist and a Japanese businessman strike a deal to go on a cross country journey together. As they encounter life or death situations, it is clear that neither of them will ever be the same person they were at the beginning
The rage in Placid Lake by o( Visual )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comedy drama about two parentally neglected teenagers, Placid Lake and Gemma, who find the courage to believe in themselves
Hey hey it's Esther Blueburger( Visual )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hey, Hey It's Esther Blueburger is a hilarious coming of age comedy that explores what it's really like to be an outsider in your own world. Esther (newcomer Danielle Catanzariti) is not like other girls; she befriends a duck, talks to God through the toilet and break-dances at her bat-mitzvah. Her school is a daily torment of mind-numbing conformity and bell-ringing rituals. Home is a pressure cooker driven by her mother Grace's (Essie Davis) demand for perfection. But life changes when Esther meets uber hip Sunni, (Keisha Castle- Hughes) and her off beat single mother Mary (Toni Collette) and slips out of her oppressive all-girls private school and into a public one under the guise of a foreign exchange student. She learns that it's ok to be different and that being true to yourself is more important than fitting in
Innocence by Paul Cox( Visual )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After more than forty years apart, two former lovers embark on an affair as reckless and intense as when they were young
Beautiful Kate by Rachel Ward( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writer Ned Kendall is asked to return to the family home by his sister Sally to farewell his dying father. While there, Ned starts having childhood memories that awaken long-buried secrets from the familys past
The bank by Robert Connolly( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brilliant young mathematician is on the verge of discovering a formula that could predict the fluctuations of the stock market and he is quickly taken under the wing of a corrupt CEO at Centrabank. Together these two men will play a deadly game of deception and revenge, while initiating one of the largest banking scandals in history
Rabbit-proof fence( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1931 Australia, three aboriginal girls -- Molly and her younger cousins, Gracie and Daisy -- are plucked from their homes and placed into an internment camp, there to be trained as domestic staff and integrated into white society, per the Australian government's plan. They escape the camp, and set off on a 1,500 mile trek back to their home across the Outback, following a fence that keeps rabbits away from the settlements
Walking on water by Tony Ayres( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlie and Anna are Gavin's two best friends. They made a pact to assist the terminally ill Gavin to die when the time came. However, despite a massive dose of morphine, Gavin stays alive. Charlie ends up using a plastic bag to suffocate Gavin, hardly the dignified death they had planned. Thus begins an emotional roller coaster ride during which Charlie and Anna are forced to face the true meaning of friendship, loyalty and love
Charlie & Boots( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Charlie McFarlane (Paul Hogan) withdraws from his life after a family tragedy, his estranged son, "Boots" (Shane Jacobson) decides to drag his reluctant father on a trip to fulfil their lifelong ambition to fish off Australia's northern tip in Cape York. The feisty Charlie wants no part in this crazy idea, but propelled by Boots' determination, they travel across the country towards their faraway destination. When joined by a young and upbeat hitchhiker, they are compelled to view their relationship in a new light. Old wounds are reopened and family secrets are revealed against a backdrop of beautiful landscapes and new perspectives. This heartfelt journey shows two of Australia's great comic talents in a story that will touch your soul as well as make you smile. Directed by Dean Murphy (Strange Bedfellows) this film will show that family ties, no matter how imperfect, are the ties that truly bind
Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The travails of a teenager in her last year of school. Josie's relationships with friends and family in her last year of school. She tells us of her struggles with her Italian-Australian identity and the highs and lows of teen life. She knows it's where she comes from, but it's not where she feels she belongs. Josie seeks to find her true identity and navigate a course through the shoals of teenage life
Risk( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben has just started a new job as an insurance adjuster who has the naive hope of helping others. He comes under the tutelage of a jaded boss who uses Ben's innocence to his advantage, enlisting Ben in an "experiment". What seems at first like a simple plan to save the company money, actually turns out to be an elaborate scam intended to defraud it
The man who sued God by Mark Joffe( Visual )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Steve Myers is told the lightning that struck and obliterated his fishing boat was an Act of God and not a penny shall he receive, he decides that this excuse is not good enough. And so he sues God. -- Container
Three dollars : it's about change by Elliot Perlman( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eddie and Tanya fell in love over a turntable spinning Joy Division. They survived their twenties - the eighties - and now Eddie is 38 with a wife, a child, a mortgage and three dollars to his name. Three Dollars is the story of a good man in bad times and his resilience in the face of circumstances that could break him. As Eddie discovers, it's amazing how far little change will get you. From Elliot Perlman's best-selling novel and director Robert Connelly comes a heart wrenching, poignant and humorous modern fable
Strange planet( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judy, Alice and Sally are best friends and roommates. Judy needs to overcome her infatuation with older men. Alice needs to get over a broken hears. Sally wants to experience everything and anything. Ewan, Joel and Neil are partners in a law firm. Over the course of a year, all six try to find fulfillment and love, but wherever they turn, they find something completely different. Finally, a chance meeting at a remote beach house brigns these six together
Footy legends by Khoa Do( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in the suburbs, Footy legends tells the story of Luc Vu (Ahn Do), a young man obsessed with football. Luc is out of work and when welfare authorities threaten to take his little sister away, he reunites his old high school football team in the hope of winning a competition that could change their lives."
Somersault by Cate Shortland( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixteen year old Heidi struggles to learn the difference between sex and true love in this coming of age drama set in the Australian ski town of Jindabyne
Thunderstruck by AC/DC (gruppo musicale)( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thunderstruck begins with the death of a boy who shared with his closest friends an affinity for the music of the rock band AC/DC. The survivors pledge to pay tribute to their fallen friend by burying him next to the late lead singer of the band Bon Scott. Over a decade later the survivors reunite to follow through on their commitment, but soon learn that the intervening years have affected them and their relationships
Suburban mayhem by Emily Barclay( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Katrina Skinner is a conniving teenager with a toddler who manages to wrap the men in her life around her manipulative fingers through unspeakable methods. When her brother goes to prison for murder and her father stops financing her lavish lifestyle, Katrina's life spirals into a twisted world filled with lies, drugs, sex and murder. A portrait of modern youth culture and the mysteries behind life in suburbia
 
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