The Rehearsal

Rehearsal, The - 2016

Hibiscus Films/The Film - 102 min.

DVD UPC/EAN #9338683121738(AU/NZ)

Principal Cast: James Rolleston, Kerry Fox, Ella Edward, Alice Englert, Kieran Charnock, Michele Ny, Scotty Cotter, Marlon Williams.
Crew: Screenplay: Alison Maclean, Emily Perkins based upon the Eleanor Catton novel; Director of Photography: Andrew Commis; Production Design: Kirsty Cameron; Costume Designer: Charlotte Rust; Editor: Jonno Woodford-Robinson; Art Director: Deirdre McKessar; Hair and Makeup Designer: Dannelle Satherley; Composer: Connan Mockasin; Supervising Sound Designer: Dick Reade; Producers: Trevor Haysom, Bridget Ikin; Director: Alison Maclean

Stanley, a naive first year drama student, meets Isolde and begins a sweet, first love affair. Goaded by Hannah, the charismatic, domineering Head of Acting, Stanley uncovers a talent and ambition he didn't know he had. When his group hits on a sex scandal that involves Isolde's tennis prodigy sister, they see it as fertile material for their end-of-year show and Stanley finds himself profoundly torn.

Censor Rating: PG13 - Review Rating: B

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Starting 21 December 2016, a PAL R4 DVD can be purchased from New Zealand sources for about $35nz. It is presented in a 2.35:1 format, 16x9 enhanced, with a DD Surround 5.1 English language track. There are no subtitles. Extras: Two short deleted scenes - 'Cat and Mouse' & 'Jamie Curry resites Macbeth'. Also Alison Macleans's raved short, 'Kitchen Sink' is included in its original theatical format.
Starting 22 February 2017, it will become available from Australian resellers for about $25au. As of 03 December 2016, no reliable information about releases in other markets.

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