Silver City

  • 1984
  • Movie
  • PG
  • Biography, Romance

Director Turkiewicz was 3 years old when she came with her parents from war-torn Poland to settle in Australia's Polish community, so there is more than a little autobiography in the screenplay she wrote with Keneally. Dobrowolska and Kants are on a train in the early 1960s. They have not seen each other for years and begin to reminisce about their early...read more

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Director Turkiewicz was 3 years old when she came with her parents from war-torn Poland to settle in Australia's Polish community, so there is more than a little autobiography in the screenplay she wrote with Keneally. Dobrowolska and Kants are on a train in the early 1960s. They have

not seen each other for years and begin to reminisce about their early lives together. Flash back 15 years. The two meet and fall in love. Kants is a young ex-law student who is already married to Jemison, but he is passionate about Dobrowolska and leaves his spouse. They are living in a barracks

at the camp where they are being processed. Even though they are now in a free land, the fact that their orders at the camp are given in German, a language that they hate, annoys the immigrants to no end. Jemison and Dobrowolska are best friends. When Jemison announces that she is pregnant, Kant

returns to her. Then McKenzie, who was a pen pal, gets Dobrowolska a job in a small hospital in a tiny town. She works as a cleaning woman but is such a fish out of water there that she leaves without making any friends. The picture continues forward until it comes to the moment when it all began.

A nice romance, some touching moments, and a story that will be recognized by anyone who has ever had to relocate to a new place. The title comes from the name of the area where the immigrants had to live in Australia, a settlement camp just outside of Sydney. The movie won Australian awards for

Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Costume Design.

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  • Released: 1984
  • Rating: PG
  • Review: Director Turkiewicz was 3 years old when she came with her parents from war-torn Poland to settle in Australia's Polish community, so there is more than a little autobiography in the screenplay she wrote with Keneally. Dobrowolska and Kants are on a train… (more)

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