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The Home Song Stories
Release Date: February 09, 2007
|Slogan||:||«Every Family Has a Story to Hide»|
|Production Companies||:||Spark Script Workshop, Film Finance, Film Victoria, MediaCorp Raintree Pictures, SBS Independent, Fortissimo Films, Big & Little Films Pty. Ltd., Porchlight Films, ScreenWest, Lotterywest, Australian Film Board, New South Wales Film & Television Office|
|Producers||:||Wouter Barendrecht, Michael J. Werner, Liz Watts, Daniel Yun, Anousha Zarkesh, Michael McMahon, Liz Koops|
Tom, now in his 40s, begins to write the memoirs of his 1960s childhood, as the little boy whose mother Rose was a glamorous Shanghai nightclub singer. When Rose meets Aussie sailor Bill, they are quickly married, and she packs up Tom and his older sister May to head for Melbourne. The marriage just as quickly breaks up and Rose moves with the kids to Sydney. After a succession of male friends and little success, in 1971 Rose moves back to Melbourne, in an uncomfortable arrangement living again with Bill – and his mother. With Bill called away to sea, Rose takes up with young Chinese cook Joe, but despair and conflicts over May's relationship with Joe tear the family further apart. Little Tom is deeply hurt, but May's ongoing conflict with her mother takes a respite when Rose tells her daughter about her traumatic teenage years.