Silver City (1984)

PG   |    |  Drama


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After World War II, 4,000 Polish families came to Australia. They were Jews, Fascists, anti-Communists, and others dispossessed. In a large hostel, where even married men and women were ... See full summary »


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20 February 2006 | ptb-8
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| but a gold strike at the cinema
Gloriously romantic and severe in its roots, this excellent 1984 Australian film details the Polish migrant story in an emotionally winning way. A personal family history revelation from young Director Sophie Turkewicz, SILVER CITY is the name of the compound of corrugated tin huts into which migrants of the late 40s and 50s were herded for months to be assessed and accepted into Australian life. These "silver cities" were in each major city in Australia and existed as holding centers for all migrants, even the sought after British, until the early 70s. This film tells one migrant's story and her romantic pursuit into Aussie life of the 50s. Perefectly realized and achingly real by gorgeous (migrant) actress Gosia Dobrowolska SILVER CITY is an international level Australian film from the same era that produced CAREFUL HE MIGHT HEAR YOU and WE OF THE NEVER NEVER. It was very successful in its day and deserves three widescreen DVD cheers.

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