Synopsis: A contemporary, ensemble drama telling the complex tale of six high school students whose lives are interwoven with situations that so many of today's youth are faced with. The story takes place during a normal school day. At precisely 2:37 a tragedy will occur, affecting the lives of a group of students and their teachers. As the story unfolds, the individual stories of the six teenagers are revealed, each with its own explosive significance. An unwanted pregnancy unravels a terrible, dark secret; all is not as it appears for the seemingly confident school football hero; an outcast must deal with everyday taunts from his peers; a beautiful young girl battles an eating disorder; a stellar student constantly struggles to win his parents' approval; while another uses drugs to escape from his own demons.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Murali K. Thalluri
Production: Roadshow Entertainment
  1 win & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
91 min


Is anyone in there?



Open... open the door!

Mr... Please, could someone...

Hurry up!

Hurry up!

Yes, yes. Relax.

Get out of the way. Out of the way!

Open the door!

Hello? Is there somebody in there?

Yes. Go away, please.

Find somebody else to annoy.

What's happened?

Hello? Hello!

I said piss off! Now!

Hello, is there somebody in there?

Open up!

Are you sure there's

someone in there?

Yes, I'm sure.

Well, go and get the janitor.

Hello! He...


Mate, is that you in there?

Sh*t. Sh*t.

Open the door!

If there's someone in here,

open the door!

Open the door!

Are you sure

there's someone in the...

Just open the f***ing door!

Oh, my God.

Yeah, no, it's me.

Yeah, it's me playing.

Um... alright.

Well, I'll talk to you about it

in the first break, OK?

Alright. Yep. Cool. See ya.


Next year, um,

when school's finished...

I'm leaving, Melody!

...I'd really like to be like my dad.

You know, he's just...

you've just gotta admire him.

I mean, he works really,

really hard,

he's successful -

he's a partner in this major firm.

You know, 6-figure salary.

They have these f***ing

beautiful offices.


I'm leaving, Melody!

I remember when I was little -

I was probably about eight or nine -

and, um, saved up all my money

for... for this

'Dollar a Day' commercial.

You know, the ones with the kids

with all the flies

all over their face.

Anyway, I sponsored

this little girl.

Her name was Jemina.

She was so cute.

Anyway, my brother,

Marcus, found out,

who then told my dad.

God, he got so angry.

He said I was wasting money.

You know, she could've died.

I love kids.

I think I could be

a primary school teacher.

It'd be fun.

Oh, and animals too.

They're just so gorgeous.

We weren't allowed pets, though.


Yeah, I've got a good body,

but it's not about being vain,

you know?

It's about being a top-class athlete.

Like, I love scoring goals

and winning and... you know?

Just making good time.

And then I f***ing hate school.

I sit there and I listen to sh*t

that has no relevance to me.

Like, fair enough for someone else

who's gonna go off and be a lawyer

or some sh*t like that,

but for me it's just f***ing useless,

you know?

Who actually gives a f*** about

some dead poet from 200 years ago?

Premier league soccer players,

we don't need maths or Shakespeare

or Tutan-f***ing-khamen, you know?


I love tits.

I love p*ssy.

I just love women.

I guess saying all that sh*t

makes me normal, huh?

It's like people

can just look at me and say,

"Oh, he's just this normal,

horny little kid."

You wanna know the truth, though?

I love cock.

I love arse.

And saying that sh*t,

people just look at me like...

...Iook at me like

I'm this sick, perverted,

twisted little f***ing outcast.

That's school, though, innit?

After next year all my friends

want to be big, independent women

or have some great career.


I think marriage is a nice thought.

Now, I know there's probably

a million feminist

butch chicks out there

who'd kill me for saying that,

but I'm not talking about

one of those fat housewives

who go shopping in their trackies.

I just like the idea of being in love.

I mean, just 'cause you're married

doesn't mean you have to

let yourself go.


And we've had 100 minutes

of end to end football here tonight,

and some very tired legs

out there now.

To Viera - ooh, it's a careless pass.

Intercepted by Ryan Giggs.

And now Manchester United streaming

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Murali K. Thalluri

Murali Krishna Thalluri (born 4 August 1984) is an Australian film director, writer, and producer. Born in Canberra to Indian-born parents (Telugu), he moved to Adelaide where he attended Rostrevor College before completing his education at University Senior College.His first feature film, 2:37, was completed when he was 22 years old and financed via private funding. It was screened at a number of international film festivals including the 2006 Cannes Film Festival, the Melbourne International Film Festival, the Toronto International Film Festival and the Tokyo International Film Festival. more…

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