The Sound of One Hand Clapping

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The Sound of One Hand Clapping

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The Sound of One Hand Clapping

Release Date: April 22, 1998

Year    :   1998
Slogan    :   «A child without a past - a mother without a future - a story about love.»
Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Australian Film Finance Corporation, South Australian Film Corporation, Artist Services
Director    :   Richard Flanagan
Producers    :   David Lightfoot, Jackie O'Sullivan, Rolf de Heer, Andrew Knight, Deb Cox, Perry Stapleton, Steve Vizard, Stephen Thomas, Elly Bradbury
Writers    :   Richard Flanagan, Richard Flanagan
RunTime    :   93 mins.

Tasmania, 1954: Slovenian migrant Melita abandons her husband and young daughter, Sonja. Sonja's distraught father perseveres with his new life in a new country, but he is soon crushed into an alcoholic despair, and Sonja herself abandons him at the earliest opportunity. Now, nearly 20 years later, a single and pregnant Sonja returns to Tasmania's highlands and to her father in an attempt to put the pieces of her life back together.

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