Children of the Revolution
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Children of the Revolution
Children of the Revolution is an Australian film whose cinematic roots go back to the sardonic comedies of Billy Wilder. It is set in two time periods, the 1950s and 1990s, and goes back and forth between them. In the 1990s, Australian politician Joe Welch (Richard Roxburgh) is having some serious difficulties. We learn just how serious they are through a series of interviews with important political commentators. Joe blames his mother, Joan Fraser (Judy Davis), for his problems. This claim seems ridiculous until we flash back to the 1950s and discover that Joan, an ardent communist, had a… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A fascinating film."
‑ Derek Malcolm, This is London
"A uniformly excellent cast, a good ear for background music and a strong visual style carry the film"
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"O'Sullivan expertly stitches together these two testimonies, linked yet separated by their differing experiences of the Palestinian cause."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"Oddball comic look at the disaster of Communism"
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
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