Children of the Revolution (1997)

Children of the Revolution
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 42mins.
Genres Drama, Comedy, Period
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
John Martin Assistant Director n/a 163 5000003
Maude Heath Location Manager n/a 193 5000004
Kate Denis Continuity script/continuity 890 5000005
P J Voeten Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
Greg Ricketson Production Manager n/a 305 5000001
Greg Ricketson Associate Producer n/a 171 3000002
Peter Duncan Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Simon Martin Other Writer screenplay editor 120847 4000002
Martin McGrath Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Simon Martin Editor film editor 172 7000001
Guntis Sics Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Andrew Plain Sound Editor n/a 229 14000002
Gethin Creagh Sound Mixer n/a 230 14000003
Terry Ryan Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Liz Mullinar Casting n/a 179 10000001
Nigel Westlake Composer n/a 120836 8000001
Roger Ford Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Laurie Faen Art Director n/a 183 9000002
Tristram Miall Producer n/a 3 3000001
Peter Duncan Director n/a 2 2000001
John Garden Actor Wilke 1 1000007
Geoffrey Rush Actor Welch 1 1000008
Ben McIvor Actor n/a 1 1000009
Russell Kiefel Actor Barry 1 1000006
F. Murray Abraham Actor Stalin 1 1000005
Sam Neill Actor Nine 1 1000002
Richard Roxburgh Actor Joe 1 1000003
Rachel Griffiths Actor Ana 1 1000004
Marshall Napier Actor n/a 1 1000010
Ken Radley Actor n/a 1 1000011
Ron Haddrick Actor n/a 1 1000016
Barry Langrishe Actor n/a 1 1000017
Luke Carroll Actor n/a 1 1000018
Heather Mitchell Actor n/a 1 1000015
Rowan Woods Actor n/a 1 1000014
Fiona Press Actor n/a 1 1000012
Alex Menglet Actor n/a 1 1000013
Judy Davis Actor Joan Fraser 1 1000001
Synopsis
Australia is only moments away from civil war late in 1989 as one man, Joe Welch, has paralyzed the government, leaving the country in a state of total panic. Years earlier, in 1949, Joe's mother Joan Fraser dreamt of nothing but a worker's revolution; a communist revolution. She deemed the Australian government's campaign against communism as a declaration of war. She demonstrated and picketed and preached the virtues of Joseph Stalin. At night she lovingly composed letters to the great Soviet leader, extolling his brilliance and vowing to be, forever, his faithful servant; Stalin's Australian voice. Joan's efforts did not go unnoticed by Stalin. In fact, he invited her to the Kremlin to meet him. But what happens during her visit sparks a fateful turn of events. Joan returns home pregnant; distraught yet determined to raise her unborn son to be a "revolutionary." But as young Joe grows, what becomes his idea of a revolution is not exactly what she had in mind.