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Children of the Revolution [DVD] [Region 1]

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  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • A blindly idealistic Australian Communist believes so fervently in the Revolution that she writes weekly love letters to Joseph Stalin, conceives his child (or so she believes), and raises a son in the tradition of iron-fisted tyranny. A scathing, idiosyncratic satire of ideological zealotry in general, comprising straight narrative, newsreels and archival footage, and farcical comedy.
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  • Credits
    Judy Davis, Sam Neill, Rachel Griffiths, Geoffrey Rush, F. Murray Abraham, Fahrid Murray Abraham, Richard Roxburgh, Russell Kiefel, John Gaden, Ben McIvor, Marshall Napier, Ken Radley, Fiona Press, Alex Menglet, Rowan Woods, Harold Hopkins, Heather Mitchell, Paul Livingston, Stephen Abbott, Dennis Watkins, Ron Haddrick, Barry Langrishe, Robbie McGregor, Roy Billing
  • Critic Reviews
    "...[A] conceptually bold satirical comedy-drama....Lots of fun. Duncan displays a sure comic touch..."
    Variety

    "...An assured, brazen style....It manages to be irreverently funny despite a subject that is no laughing matter..."
    New York Times

    "...Casual sophistication and wiggy Australian self-awareness give this product of unreconstructed bourgeois decadence its idiosyncratic charm..."
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...Judy Davis seems to come by her screen intensity naturally....She's scored an unequivocal personal triumph playing a lifelong political firebrand..."
    USA Today

    "...Providing REVOLUTION's driving force is the whirlwind Judy Davis, who brings her trademark intensity and sense of humor to full boil here..."
    Los Angeles Times

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