Getting of Wisdom
Getting of Wisdom (1977)

Based on the novel by Henry Handel Richardson, this Australian film follows the struggle of Laura (Susannah Fowle), a young girl from the outback, as she is sent from her country home to a Victorian boarding school in the city. Picked on by… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
DVD Release Date: April 17, 2012
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Luke Buckmaster

Rightly regarded as one of the finest films ever made about Australian adolescents, the director Bruce Beresford's 1978 drama The Getting of Wisdom exists in a space unaffected by time

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

The Getting of Wisdom demonstrates the painful aspects of trying to win the approval of one's peers during adolescence.

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Walter M.
Wanting to see more of the outside world and naturally ambitious, Laura Tweedle Rambotham(Susannah Fowle) looks forward to attending boarding school in… More