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Little Fish (2005)
Australia / Vietnamese
"Everyone is hiding something. "
Set in the Little Saigon district outside of Sydney, a woman (Blanchett) trying to escape her past becomes embroiled in a drug deal.
Cate Blanchett Tracy
Sam Neill The Jockey
Hugo Weaving Lionel
Martin Henderson Ray
Noni Hazlehurst Janelle
Dustin Nguyen Jonny
Joel Tobeck Moss
Lisa McCune Laura
Susie Porter Jenny
Nina Liu Mai
Linda Cropper Denise
Daniella Farinacci Donna (as Daniela Farinacci)
Ferdinand Hoang Khiem
Anh Do Tran
Jason Chong Mingh
Director: Rowan Woods
Producer: Richard Keddie,Vincent Sheehan,Liz Watts
Writer: Jacqueline Perske
Addicton drama from Down Under
The subject didn't sound very appealing to me but Cate Blanchett's in it and a whole cast of Aussie/NZ celebrities. Worth a peek, I thought, but sadly, it's disappointing. Cate Blanchett is Tracy, a former heroin addict trying to set up her own business and stay (emotionally) clear from a bunch of ne'er-do wells surrounding her. It's all misery in this film. For me it only works if the story is connected to a certain time and place. There's contemporary Sydney, but it merely serves as background music, it could have been anywhere anytime. It just doesn't come off as very authentic.

Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving, Dustin Nguyen, Sam Neill, everyone acts their head off, but to no avail. There's little in the way of a story or direction to guide them. Blanchett is probably the most respected actress of her generation, and again she is very good. It's all her show. As a moodpiece it succeeds in a way, as drama is less rewarding. Director Rowan Woods tries hard to make this engaging but the characters, including Blanchett's, are mildly interesting at first, simply off-putting later. There's just too little to keep things afloat till the end, literally. It's all downhill and we have to slide with them.

Camera Obscura --- 5/10

Seen it:Nej
Nr of disks/tapes:1
Storage device:Divx 5
Imdb rating: 6.5
Musician: Nathan Larson
Running time: 114 min / Australia
Subtitles: inga
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Last modified: 2007-07-18 22:31:3