Somersault

Release date: April 21, 2006
(NY, LA)

Studio: Magnolia Pictures

Director: Cate Shortland

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Starring: Leah Purcell, Abbie Cornish, Sam Worthington, Lynette Curran, Erik Thomson, Hollie Andrew, Olivia Pigeot, Blake Pittman

Genre: Drama

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Plot Summary:

After making a misjudged advance towards her mother's boyfriend, 16-year-old Heidi (Abbie Cornish) flees her home for the small Australian ski town of Jindabyne. Entranced by the startling beauty of the wintry landscapes and falling snow, she begins to create a new life for herself. With little money or practical experience, she accepts a job at a petrol station and finds lodging with Irene (Lynette Curran). When she falls for Joe (Sam Worthington), the son of a wealthy local farmer, her self-destructive tendencies re-surface, and her fragile new world threatens to come tumbling down. An erotic, lyrical depiction of a young girl's sexual awakening, "Somersault" is a breakthrough debut for both its director and its star.

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