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Children of the Revolution (1996 film)

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Director  Peter Duncan
Music director  Nigel Westlake
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Country  Australia
6.3/10 IMDb


Genre  Comedy, Drama
Screenplay  Peter Duncan
Writer  Peter Duncan
Language  English
Children of the Revolution (1996 film) movie poster
Release date  26 December 1996 (1996-12-26)
Initial release  December 26, 1996 (Australia)
Cast  Judy Davis (Joan Fraser Welch), Sam Neill (David 'Dave' Hoyle, aka Agent 'Nine'), F. Murray Abraham (Josef 'Uncle Joe' Stalin), Richard Roxburgh (Joseph 'Joe' Welch), Rachel Griffiths (Constable Anna Welch), Geoffrey Rush (Zachary Welch)
Similar movies  The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence), Silent Hill, The Girl Next Door, The Devil's Rejects, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, Rabbit-Proof Fence
Tagline  A red comedy about the ultimate party animals.

Children of the Revolution is a 1996 Australian historic comedy film, depicting Joseph Stalin and his son's somewhat deterministic path into The Revolution in modern-day Australia. It stars Judy Davis, Geoffrey Rush, Sam Neill, and F. Murray Abraham as Joseph Stalin.

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Plot

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Joan (Judy Davis) is a young Australian communist who goes to the Soviet Union as part of a work study program in the 1950s. There she catches the eye of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin (F. Murray Abraham) and the two sleep together just before Stalin dies. Returning to Australia, Joan discovers she is pregnant and gives birth to Stalin's love child, whom she names Joe (Richard Roxburgh). Her son has a troubled upbringing, rebelling against both his mother's left wing politics and Australian society in general. He spends time in jail where he learns about Stalin's crimes from a fellow inmate. Upon release marries Anna (Rachel Griffiths) a police officer who had arrested him. She is the child of Ukrainian refugees who fled to Australia to escape Stalin's purges. Pledging to go on the straight and narrow, Joe rises to become the head of Australia's police union and seizes more and more political power. Anna learns of Joe's true parentage, but keeps this secret from Joe out of love and a conviction that she cannot truly know for certain. The secret eats at their relationship and Joe resents the secrecy when it is revealed.

Cast

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  • Judy Davis as Joan
  • Sam Neill as Nine
  • F. Murray Abraham as Joseph Stalin
  • Richard Roxburgh as Joe
  • Rachel Griffiths as Anna
  • Geoffrey Rush as Welch
  • Ronald Reagan (archive footage) as Himself
  • Joseph Stalin (archive footage) as Himself
  • Production

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    The film was inspired in part by Peter Duncan's grandfather, who was a long-standing member of the Communist Party. He wrote the script to help him get into the Australian Film Television and Radio School and showed it to Tristram Miall after he graduated; the producer loved it and decided to turn it into a film.

    Critical reception

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    The film currently holds a rating of 80% on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 20 reviews, with an average rating of 6.6/10. The website Metacritic gave the film a score of 76/100.


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    References

    Children of the Revolution (1996 film) Wikipedia
    Children of the Revolution (1996 film) IMDbChildren of the Revolution (1996 film) Rotten TomatoesChildren of the Revolution (1996 film) MetacriticChildren of the Revolution (1996 film) themoviedb.org


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