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Somersault

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Drama
Release Date:April 21, 2006
Running time:106 minutes
Cast:Abbie Cornish, Sam Worthington, Lynette Curran, Erik Thompson, Nathaniel Dean
Director:Cate Shortland
Producer:Anthony Anderson
Writer:Cate Shortland
Distributor:Magnolia Pictures

Description: After making a misjudged advance towards her mother's boyfriend, 16-year-old Heidi flees her home for the small Australian ski town of Jindabyne. Entranced by the startling beauty of the wintry landscapes and falling snow, she begins to create a new life for herself. With little money or practical experience, she accepts a job at a petrol station and finds lodging with Irene. When she falls for Joe, the son of a wealthy local farmer, her self-destructive tendencies re-surface, and her fragile new world threatens to come tumbling down. An erotic, lyrical depiction of a young girl's sexual awakening, "Somersault" is a breakthrough debut for both its director and its star.

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