The Sapphires - Trailer
Year 2012Genre(s) Comedies
Four indigenous Australian women, sisters Gail, Cynthia and Julie and their cousin Kay, are ambitious country and western musicians in 1968 that set out to become stars in the wake of a political bill that increased the rights of the Aborigine people. Following a singing contest in rural Australia, a whiskey drinking Irish musician Dave Lovelace sees their potential and sets out to turn the girls into soul singing global sensations. Although apprehensive at first, the group (known as The Sapphires) soon begin to warm to Lovelace, especially when he manages to secure them a gig performing for US soldiers in Vietnam. It soon becomes a life-changing journey for them as they learn the true importance of friendship, family and bravery.
This hilarious comedy musical is a heart-warming movie adaptation of the production written by playwright Tony Briggs and directed by Wesley Enoch. It is based on the true story of Briggs' mother and aunt who toured Vietnam as musicians experiencing various war-related incidents. 'The Sapphires' movie has also been written by Briggs with the help of Keith Thompson ('Lockie Leonard', 'Clubland') and directed by Wayne Blair ('Double Trouble', 'Dead Gorgeous', 'Lockie Leonard'). It is scheduled for release in the UK on November 2nd 2012.
Directed By: Wayne Blair
Starring: Chris O'Dowd, Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy and Tory Kittles