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Alice's (Miranda Otto - The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King) girlhood fantasies of finding her father are twisted into a bundle of letters, returned unopened from the postal service's Dead Letter Office. Hoping to learn anything that will locate her dad, Alice takes a job at the Dead Letter Office, supervised by Frank (George DelHoyo - Frasier, Days of Our Lives), a gloomy man hiding from his past. Their paths have crossed for a reason and when Alice's search for her father breaks the rules, Frank is jolted from his numbing routine...


Studio BFS
SKU 205124040
UPC 066805307997
UPC 14 00066805307997
Format DVD
Release Date 10/9/2007
Rating Rating
Aspect Ratio
Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
Name Otto,Miranda
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Cast & Crew
Andrew Knight - Executive Producer
Chris Kennedy - Production Designer
Deborah Cox - Writer
Denise Haratzis - Editor
Denise Patience - Producer
Ellery Ryan - Cinematographer
Francis Veber - Writer
George DelHoyo - Actor
Georges Klotz - Editor
John Ruane - Director
Miranda Otto - Actor
Nicholas Bell - Actor
Roger Mason - Original Music By
Syd Brisbane - Actor
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Review From an original screenplay by Deb Cox, Dead Letter Office, its unusual setting and serious undertones apart, is still a standard romantic comedy. We have two characters who we know will get together, however unlikely this may seem when we first meet themÉthe film is about how they get together. Both of them have issues they need to deal with: the absence of Alice's father, and the fate of Frank's family back home under Pinochet's regime. That's unusually sombre subject matter for a film like this, which makes it less a comedy than that dire word "dramedy". On the other hand, the film risks trivialising this material, and I'm not sure that Dead Letter Office entirely succeeds in avoiding this. More importantly, the film runs out of steam in its final half-hour. Miranda Otto has proved herself a talented actress before and since, and she does a good job of carrying this film. It's a pity that nowadays - following her role as Eowyn in Lord of the Rings - she gets to turn up in a basically nothing part in the likes of War of the Worlds. I hadn't seen Uruguayan-American actor George Delhoyo before - this appears to be his only feature film, amidst a lot of television work - but he's effective here.
Reviewer Gary Couzens
ReviewRating 6
Product Attributes
Actor Otto,Miranda
Label Bfs Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Sydney Morning Herald ...spirited, hopeful...poignant and matter-of-fact, funny...
Variety ...constantly surprises...real emotional depth.

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