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Author: Sally BongersVeronika JenetMartin ArmigerAmanda LovejoyJane CampionAll authors
Publisher: [Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, ©2006.
Series: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 356.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As Tolstoy asserted, every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. This unhappy family has never confronted its unhappiness: Sweetie, so called since childhood, the apple of her father Bob's eye and the bane of her mother Flo's smothered existence. Her sister Kay is shy, superstitious, and sexually repressed where Sweetie is loud, slovenly, and quite possibly mentally ill. The family has managed to lead relatively  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Foreign films
Family - Feature
Melodrama
Melodrama - Feature
Drama
Feature films
Fiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Family
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sally Bongers; Veronika Jenet; Martin Armiger; Amanda Lovejoy; Jane Campion; Gerard Lee; John Maynard; Genevieve Lemon; Karen Colston; Tom Lycos; Dorothy Barry; Jon Darling; Michael Lake; Janus Films.; Arena Films (Firm); Criterion Collection (Firm)
ISBN: 1934121029 9781934121023
OCLC Number: 70892158
Language Note: In English with optional subtitles in English; closed captioned.
Notes: Originally produced as an Australian motion picture in 1989.
Special features: Commentary with Jane Campion, Gerard Lee, and Sally Bongers [optional audio feature]; Making "Sweetie" [featurette with Karen Colston and Genevieve Lemon] (23 min.); Short films: "An Exercise in Discipline: Peel" (9 min.), "Passionless Moments" (12 min.), "A Girl's Own Story" (27 min.); "Jane Campion: The Film School Years" [featurette] (19 min.); Production gallery [slide show]; Trailer (2 min.); Booklet includes "Jane Campion's Experiment" by Dana Polan.
Credits: Director of photography, Sally Bongers ; editor, Veronika Haussler ; music, Martin Armiger ; art director, Peter Harris ; costume designer, Amanda Lovejoy.
Cast: Genevieve Lemon (Sweetie), Karen Colston (Kay), Tom Lycos (Louis), Dorothy Barry (Flo), Jon Darling (Gordon), Michael Lake (Bob).
Description: 1 videodisc (99 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([16] pages : illustrations ; 19 cm).
Details: DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital 5.1; widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 1.85:1, enhanced for 16:9 televisions.
Contents: "Trees scare me" --
Question mark --
Baby alder --
"Big sister" --
Meditation class --
Appointment for sex --
Sweetie --
Interruption --
Day at the beach --
Attempted seduction --
Broken horses --
Dad --
Talented little girl --
Bob --
Tricks --
Left behind --
Road trip --
Reconciliation --
Going home --
Cleaning up --
"Not just the plant" --
Family business --
Tree house --
"Good girl" --
"Love me always ..." --
Color bars.
Series Title: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 356.
Other Titles: Exercise in discipline : Peel.
Passionless moments.
Girl's own story.
Jane Campion : the film school years.
Sweetie (Motion picture)
Responsibility: Janus Films ; Arena Film presents ; screenplay, Gerard Lee and Jane Campion ; producer, John Maynard ; director, Jane Campion.
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As Tolstoy asserted, every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. This unhappy family has never confronted its unhappiness: Sweetie, so called since childhood, the apple of her father Bob's eye and the bane of her mother Flo's smothered existence. Her sister Kay is shy, superstitious, and sexually repressed where Sweetie is loud, slovenly, and quite possibly mentally ill. The family has managed to lead relatively normal lives by denying their bizarre family reality. Sweetie has terrorized her family for years, but an unexpected tragedy is about to loosen her spoiled brat grip on their psyches.

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