My Old Addiction

Children Of The Revolution


(out of 5)

‘s surefire performance will reel in the viewers, but don’t expect to be overly pleased. Despite boasting a great cast of Australia’s finest talents (Davis, , , ), this story of Communism gone awry in the land Down Under is a big disappointment. It starts off strong with Davis a young woman full of idealized beliefs in socialism and the mandates of Joseph Stalin (played here by ), then gets pregnant with Stalin’s child while on a visit to Russia and proceeds to raise a terror of a tyrant (Roxburgh) intent on taking over the country.  The film doesn’t take too long to become tiresome and by the end you’ll have stopped caring for anyone in it. Griffiths has some fun moments as a police officer who turns Roxburgh’s crank by tying him to the bedpost.

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Australia, 1996

Directed by

Screenplay by Peter Duncan

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by


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