Australian movie review: The Sapphires

The Sapphires

Yesterday I went along with a group to The Hague Online to Pathe Buitenhof to see The Sapphires.

You can read the full details over at the Wikipedia entry on The Sapphires (movie).  Personally, I really enjoyed it.  Based in 1968, I found the story of four unknown singers being discovered in Outback Australia and later flown to Saigon to perform for the troops interesting – even more so as it is based on a true story.  Political and social issues such as racism and the Vietnam War are explored.  It deserves credit for managing to seriously address these hefty topics and still come across as a feel-good movie.

I’ve been a fan of Deborah Mailman since I first saw her in Australian series The Secret Life of Us  and she was the only familiar face for me in the film, but all the performances were highly credible.

Watch the trailer for samples of the amazing singing:

Was proud to watch such a high quality Australian movie in The Hague, The Netherlands. Highly recommend!

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