This anniversary edition of The Year my Voice Break could almost be
considered the definitive version of this memorable Australian drama
which featured some extraordinary performances by some of
Australia’s up and coming actors of the time.
The story revolving
The Year Me Voice Broke was quite inspirational at the time and best
of all, it is still relevant today that is not only engaging but
quite surreal at times.
The story is set during the summer of 1962
in a remote New South Wales town and revolves around Freya (Leone
Carmen), a 16-year old girl who was adopted as a baby, however is put
through misery by the townsfolk due to her adoption.
Her one saving
grace is Danny (Noah Taylor) who has been hopelessly in love with
Freya since the day they met. Although Danny is her stone within the
town, things become to crack when Freya commences a relationship
with another “misfit” and rebel of the town, Trevor (Ben Mendelsohn)
which truly changes the dynamics of Freya and Danny.
Danny as he watches this relationship grow, he unwittingly discovers
a dark secret that threatens the very fabric of this town. Taylor
and Carmen are brilliant in this film that is perfectly matched with
the Australian backdrop which draws you into this movie from the
very first moments of the film.
The Special Edition also contains a
great segment that features John Duigan, Taylor, Carmen and
Mendelsohn. Definitely a must have for fans of Australia drama or
those looking for a movie that is not the usual Hollywood dribble.
Director John Duigan in conversation with his three stars
Optional introduction by producer George Miller