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After the Deluge (2003)

Follows the stories of the four men of the Kirby family. As Alex's marriage breaks apart, Toby tries desperately to start a family, and Marty tries to kick-start his faded music career as ... See full summary »

Director:

Brendan Maher

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Deb Cox (additional material) (as Deborah Cox), Deb Cox (developer) (as Deborah Cox) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Wenham ... Alex Kirby
Hugo Weaving ... Martin 'Marty' Kirby
Samuel Johnson ... Toby Kirby
Aden Young ... Young Cliff
Ray Barrett ... Old Cliff Kirby
Catherine McClements ... Nikki Kirby
Essie Davis ... Beth
Rachel Griffiths ... Annie
Kate Beahan ... Margaret
Vince Colosimo ... Eric
Marta Dusseldorp ... Eva
Bob Franklin Bob Franklin ... Sid
Marco Chiappi Marco Chiappi ... Bevan
Simon Burke ... Michael
Tara Morice ... Dianne
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Storyline

Follows the stories of the four men of the Kirby family. As Alex's marriage breaks apart, Toby tries desperately to start a family, and Marty tries to kick-start his faded music career as well as find a meaningful relationship with someone his own age, all three must come to terms with their father's mental state. Cliff, suffering from Alzheimer's disease, is reliving his disturbing memories of the war and his first love, as a part of his experiences of the present . Through all four stories, we uncover a families troubled past, and their struggle towards a reconciled future. Written by David Lamb <lambstein@hotmail.com>

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 June 2003 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Meta ti bora See more »

Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Company Credits

Production Co:

CoxKnight Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

When Ray Barret plays the violin near the start, he is obviously not playing - the bow doesn't touch the strings and his fingers move where there are no note changes. See more »

Quotes

Marty Kirby: If you're going to smoke crap like that, you could at least do it without your clothes on.
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Deep exploration of complex characters
18 June 2003 | by johnstbaSee all my reviews

Don't watch a lot of TV, nor bother to rate movies, but this was exceptional.

It's a deep and complex analysis of three brothers, and the effect that their father had on their lives - a warts and all production portraying humanity in its raw form.

Perhaps it spoke to me because I'm sharing the same stage of my own lifecycle with one of these people (guzzling from the corporate trough with my own young family) - but colleagues felt similarly, and its definitely worth a look...


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