The Dream Children

Synopsis: Troubled TV personality Steven Evans struggles to find meaning in his life in the face of the superficial world he has created. Smothered by celebrity and materialism, Steven's only respite is through solitary visits to the ocean and shallow sexual encounters with the acquaintances that orbit his life. When his long-term partner hurls him headfirst into fatherhood, Steven's initial reluctance is gradually replaced with love, as he discovers, in his new family, a bond stronger than any he has experienced before. But the return of an unexpected visitor triggers off a series of events that thrusts Steven and his family into a cycle of loneliness, self-destruction and grief.
Genre: Drama
98 min

with caviar, a sour cream

sauce, and roasted capers.

Well, that sounds

like it's for me.

Alex, what would you like?

Isn't there something simple?

Ah, well, there's the

baby lamb [inaudible] sir.

It comes with the avanti

blanc and the jus de poire.

What is that'?

It's a bit like a hot pot.


That'll do.

And... and the usual oysters

to start with, shall we?


- Yeah.


You know, we could eat

at home if we ate at home.

That makes no sense.

Have you noticed we

don't have a home?

What we have is a

pleasure wonderland.

(SCOFFING) Pleasure wonderland?

What are you

talking about, Alex?

We have a beautiful home.

It's an apartment, not a home.

We're building a beautiful

house on the beach.

Yeah, I know we're building,

Steve, but... thanks.

Look, I know we're building.

But how does that make

this different than how

we're living now?


You want to nest?


Yeah, I want to nest.

Well, you know, I want a nest.

Don't you?

Nesting sounds so

old and boring, Alex.

I'm not talking about

wearing matching track suits

and watching "M A S H" all day.

I'm talking about

having a home...

I like "M A S H."

I'm talking about

having a home, OK?

Like a proper home, and

actually living in it.





[rapping on window]

[excited giggling]

Don't panic.

F*ck it.

I have to keep the fans happy.


Hey, girls!

Aren't they sweet?



[scoffs] Too funny.

[sighs] F*ck off.

Don't be like that.

Can we please get

the f*ck out of here?

What do you mean,

go somewhere else?

No, I mean-I mean go home.

It's not our home, Alex.

It's an apartment.

Oh, come on.

You know what I mean, just

get a movie, get some Thai.

Just you and me at our place?

Look, what's the problem'?

I want more, Steve.

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Julia Britton

Julia Britton (27 June 1914 - 5 November 2012) was an Australian playwright. Britton was perhaps best known for her literary adaptations and biographical plays. more…

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