The Sapphires

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The Sapphires is a 2012 Australian musical comedy-drama film based on the 2004 stage play of the same name, which is loosely based on a true story. The film is directed by Wayne Blair and written by Keith Thompson and Tony Briggs, the latter of whom... read more
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The Sapphires is a 2012 Australian musical comedy-drama film based on the 2004 stage play of the same name, which is loosely based on a true story. The film is directed by Wayne Blair and written by Keith Thompson and Tony Briggs, the latter of whom wrote the play. The Sapphires is about four indigenous Australian women, Gail (Deborah Mailman), Julie (Jessica Mauboy), Kay (Shari Sebbens) and Cynthia (Miranda Tapsell), who are discovered by a talent scout (Chris O'Dowd), and form a music group named The Sapphires, travelling to Vietnam in 1968 to sing for troops during the war. Production began in 2010, with the casting of the four members of The Sapphires and filming taking place in and around Albury in Australia and Vietnam during August and September 2011. The Sapphires made its world premiere at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival on 19 May 2012 during its out-of-competition screenings, was theatrically released in Australia on 9 August and received a limited release in the United States on 22 March 2013.

Original Release

08/08/2012

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Cast

Directors

Wayne Blair

Writers

Keith Thompson, Tony Briggs

Cast

Producers

Tristan Whalley Executive Producer
Harvey Weinstein Executive Producer
Bob Weinstein Executive Producer
John Sim Executive Producer
Soon Kie Lee Executive Producer
Ben Grant Executive Producer
Rosemary Blight Producer
Kylie du Fresne Producer
Gordon Westman Producer
Tony Briggs Producer
Lauren Edwards Producer
Belinda Mravicic Producer

Editors

Dany Cooper

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