GenreDrama Music directorNick Wales WriterSarah Spillane LanguageEnglish
Release date1 January 2013 (2013-01-01) CastChristina Ricci (Dino Chalmers), Jack Thompson (Mr. O'Donnell), Damian Walshe-Howling (Mr. Graham), Matthew Nable (Jack Wood), Daniel Henshall, Anthony Gee Similar moviesCharlies Country (2013)
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Around the Block is a 2013 Australian drama film directed and written by Sarah Spillane. The films stars Christina Ricci, Hunter Page-Lochard, Jack Thompson and Damian Walshe-Howling. The films revolves around an American drama teacher (Ricci) who develops a friendship with a sixteen-year-old Aboriginal Australian boy (Page-Lochard) during the 2004 Redfern riots.
An American drama teacher named Dino Chalmers (Christina Ricci), who has a passion for Shakespeare, gets the opportunity to work at a school in Sydney, Australia, where she attempts to introduce theatre as an alternative to life on the tough streets of Redfern in Sydney. She meets a 16 year old Aboriginal student named Liam (Hunter Page-Lochard), who lives around the block in Redfern and lives a life of drugs and violence. Chalmers presents Liam with a possibility of a life without drugs and violence by giving him the lead in the production of Hamlet, and so he must choose between pursuing his newfound dream of acting or following his family into a cycle of crime.
Christina Ricci as Dino Chalmers
Hunter Page-Lochard as Liam
Jack Thompson as Mr O'Donnell
Damian Walshe-Howling as Mr Graham
Matt Nable as Jack Wood
Andrea Demetriades as Kate
Josh Quong Tart as Barry Griffen
Daniel Henshall as Simon
Ruby Rose as Hannah
Madeleine Madden as Williemai
Mark Coles Smith as Steve
Filming began in June 2012 in Sydney and Redfern, New South Wales. Christina Ricci was in Australia for the four-week shoot.
The film received mixed reviews from critics and audiences, earning a Rotten Tomatoes approval rating of 57%.