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Manual (The)

Country: Australia, Language: English, 15 mins

  • Director: Sarah Spillane
  • Writer: Sarah Spillane
  • Producer: Ben Gregg

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It will make your blood boil and it will make you cry.

Beautifully and touchingly realised...

Ms Spillane, you have achieved, in such a short time, a wondrous rollercoaster of emotion.

A film that oozes talent.


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The(ir) Blurb...

Sonny, an eight year old boy, is sent away from home because his father believes he has characteristics that could lead to homosexuality. After twenty four years of treatment and psychiatric institutions, Sonny returns home for a funeral, and attempts to save his seven year old niece from experiencing a similar fate.

Cast & Characters

Jack Thompson as Professor Grey;
Susie Porter as Mai;
Niki Owen;
Brett Stiller as Sonny;
Steve Le Marquand;
Sophie Gregg;
Sean Dwyer;
Alex Cooke;
Lucinda Smilley