The Sapphires

The Sapphires
The Sapphires

Year

2012

Duration

99 minutes

Genres

Comedy, Musicals

Language

English

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Synopsis

In 1960s rural Australia, four singing sisters find their talents routinely underappreciated because of the colour of their skin. Frustrated, they turn to boozy Irish talent scout Dave, who convinces them to swap country music for soul, Sydney for Saigon, and seek their fortune entertaining US troops in Vietnam. Based on the real-life experiences of the writer's mother, this is a warm, comic tale, with genuine substance underneath all the sequinned glamour. In depicting the struggles of Aboriginal Australians alongside the similar inequality experienced by African-American GIs, The Sapphires highlights how comparably under-represented the Australian civil rights movement is.

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PG Classification

Contains discriminatory language and mild language, sex and threat.

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