The Fringe Dwellers
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The Fringe Dwellers
Bruce Beresford returned to the austerity of his first Australian films with The Fringe Dwellers. Kristina Nehm stars as an Aborigine woman named Trilby, who along with her tribespeople lives on the fringes of "accepted" Australian society. Trilby's mother (Justine Saunders) urges her family to remove themselves from squalor and move up to a fashionable all-white suburb. What with the snobbery of her new neighbors and an onslaught of visiting relatives, Trilby never has a moment of happiness. She seeks solace in the arms of her boyfriend (Ernie Dingo), but this only results in an… More
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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"One of the few Australian films selected for Competition at Cannes (1986), Bruce Beresford's adaptation of the novel is a milestone for Australian cinema."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"A sensitive cross-cultural study about an aboriginal family in Australia."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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