OT: The Sapphires
Wayne Blair // Australia, 2012
Fiction Feature // FF2012
Australia in 1968: four young, talented Aborigine women are discovered by talent scout Dave Lovelace. True to his motto “90% of all music is shit, the rest is soul”, he forms the girl group into Australia’s answer to the Supremes. The Sapphires’ first gig is for US troops in Vietnam. A whole new world opens up for the girls: sex, war, politics and soul. A heart-warming, witty biopic based on the eponymous musical and the stories told by the mother of screenwriter Tony Briggs, one of the original Sapphires!
Keith Thompson, Tony Briggs, based on the play by Tony Briggs
Chris O‘Dowd, Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy, Shari Sebbens, Miranda Tapsell
Rosemary Blight, Kylie du Fresne
Senator Film Verleih GmbH