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Festivale Winter 1997

How deep is the well?

Very shallow indeed.

I knew a journalist once, Columb, who never said a derogatory thing about anything in print -- not even, he claimed, a cricket match. I wonder what he would have said of this?

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The Well is an Australian film, one with apparent government sponsorship. Having seen this film at a time when the unemployed, the injured and the sick are being notified of REDUCED benefits, I'm reminded of the old 'bread and circuses'. If the poor were given a choice, they'd take the food -- this film offers no nourishment for the soul.

The landscape is bare and uninteresting, the characters are average and without insight, and their experience lacks any surprise.

Go see Kama Sutra instead.

by Ali Kayn

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Reader Review:

I still like the movie very much even though I felt it fell very short of the novel. I was especially angered at the fact that it made Katherine look like a petty thief, instead of leaving the mystery like the novel did. I did, however, love the performances of Pamela Rabe (Who I also loved in the play Private Lives) and Miranda Otto (one of my favourite actors) I am and will always be a huge fan of Australian movies. - Simon

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Title: The Well
Written by: Laura Jones
Directed by: Samantha Lang.

The Players: Pamela Rabe, Miranda Otto.
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