Set in 1940s Australia, The New Boy is the story of a nine-year-old Aboriginal orphan boy (Reid) who arrives in the dead of night at a remote monastery, run by a renegade nun (Blanchett), where his presence disturbs the delicately balanced world in this story of spiritual struggle and the cost of survival.
Cate Blanchet creates a brilliant portrayal of an altruistic nun who runs an outback orphanage. She appears without any make-up which gives great authenticity to her idiosyncratic and often humorous nun character. Her spirituality is contrasted with the preternatural spirituality of a very young indigenous boy. This creates a fascinating theme about the philosophy of spirituality. It also puts Aussie cinema back on track and away from the recent interminable very poor “Aussie horror” which has destroyed all international respect for Australian films.
The New Boy is actually about an important and highly captivating theme. It also allows us to view recent history through a new lens by touching upon many associated themes.
I will never forget the poignant theme of a young boy leaving the orphanage.
Director: Warwick Thornton
Writer: Warwick Thornton
Stars: Cate Blanchett, Aswan Reid, Deborah Mailman
Country of origin: Australia
Filming locations: South Australia, Australia
Format : Matroska
Format version : Version 4
File size : 5.05 GiB
Duration : 1 h 56 min
Overall bit rate : 6 232 kb/s
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