WINNER 1986 AFI AWARDS BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY. OFFICIAL SELECTION CANNES 1986.
ANAMORPHIC WIDESCREEN. ASPECT RATIO (16:9). DUAL LAYERED.
FORMAT: PAL REGION: ALL
COLOUR RUNNING TIME: 98 MINS.
REVIEW: Trilby Comeaway (Kristina Nehm) is an aboriginal teenager living in a squalid shantytown with her extended family who are divided between those more assimilated to the white world, like Trilby and her sister and an older generation still attuned to the mythology of their culture. A quietly ambitious girl, Trilby persuades her mother, Mollie (Justine Saunders), to move into a prosperous white neighbourhood somewhat beyond their means but to Trilby’s dismay, the entire extended family moves with them.
With the white locals freely expressing their distaste for the new neighbours and Trilby’s relationship with boyfriend Phil (Ernie Dingo) resulting in an unwanted pregnancy, things are not turning out how Trilby imagined. Fringe Dwellers is a gentle yet compelling film about the difficulties of being a person who truly belongs in no world but their own. DVD EXTRAS: *Meet The Cast & Crew. *Cast & Crew Audio Commentary with Producer Sue Milliken, Director Bruce Beresford, Kristina Nehm, Ernie Dingo and Justine Saunders. * “Oondamooroo” – A profile of Ernie Dingo. * Photo Montage. * Novel Profile. * Theatrical Trailer.