Movies

The New Boy

Synopsis

Set in 1940s Australia, The New Boy is the story of a nine-year-old Aboriginal orphan boy who arrives in the dead of night at a remote monastery, run by a renegade nun, where his presence disturbs the delicately balanced world in this story of spiritual struggle and the cost of survival.

Details

Cast
Aswan Reid - Aboriginal orphan boy
Cate Blanchett - nun
Deborah Mailman
Wayne Blair
Shane Brady
Tyrique Brady
Laiken Woolmington
Kailem Miller
Kyle Miller
Tyzailin Roderick
Tyler Spencer
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Korff, J 2022, The New Boy, <https://stage.creativespirits.info/resources/movies/the-new-boy>, retrieved 8 February 2023

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