Winter of Our Dreams

Synopsis: When a womanizing bookshop owner hears about the suicide of his former girlfriend, he tries to find out more and meets her friend, a prostitute. They hook up, but when she finds her friends...
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): John Duigan
  3 wins & 7 nominations.
89 min


[dramatic music]

[phone rings]

- Who could it be

at this time of night?

- Hello.


Missed em'.

[traffic clamors]

[man shouting]

[guitar strums]

[robotic voice] From B8 to C6.

- Yeah, alright, shut up.

[robotic voice] B4, B5.

From B5 to C4.

Pawn takes bishop.

- Do you think I could buy this?

- Yeah.

[customer] Sorry to disturb you.

- That's alright, how much is it?

- $20.

Jeez, it's a ripoff.

- Yeah, I know.

But, I'm saving for Space Invaders.

- You winning?

- No.

Machine's got me by the balls.

- Must be painful for you.

- It's murder.

[announcer] This is

the ABC, it's 5 o'clock.


- So.

- Bye.

- See ya.

[news announcer] The body of the woman

found floating in Sydney Harbour

three days ago,

has been identified as that of

Lisa Blaine, 30 from Potts Point.

Police forensic experts say

the body had been in the

water for about a week.

There are no suspicious circumstances.

A Pentagon spokesman has refused...

- Hey, Robby, do you want a kid?

- No thanks, fellas. Not today.

- See you later, bye.

- See you, then.

[news announcer] The report claimed

that over 200 men, women,

and children were killed

when army units descended on...

- In the blessing of God Almighty.

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, be with you.


- Amen.

- You're a friend of Lisa's?

- No, not really.

I hardly knew her.

But, I wanted to come today.

- How did you know her?

- We've all been down at the

docks for the last few weeks

at a demonstration.

- Anti-uranium?

- Yes.

She used to come down

and just sit with us.

She was very quiet, didn't talk much.

None of us really knew her.

Didn't take much notice, I suppose.

So many people coming and going.

I recognized her picture in the paper.

- Did she seem depressed?

- Yeah, I think she was. Who isn't?

I remember she tried to play

a song on her guitar once.

She kept forgetting the words.

I've got to go anyway.

- See you then.

- Bye.

- I dropped in at the shop this afternoon.

How come you were closed?

- I didn't get any visits.

- God, you're getting slack.

Got anything on tomorrow night?

- Probably, why?

- Mind if I go out with Tim?

- No.

- You sure?

- Sure.

- You have to get something

going again yourself.

- Right.

- Or, I'll start feeling guilty.

- There's no need to feel guilty.

- Do you feel jealous?

- Sometimes.

- I do, thinking about you with someone.

- Jealous, but turned on.

- This isn't gonna be how we

maintain our interest in each other?

- I'm still interested.

[knocks on the door]


I was a friend of Lisa's.

- Oh yeah.

- Just thought I'd have a look around.

- Not much here.

They're cleanin' the place out.

Not that there was anything much.

Some relation of hers come down,

says it wasn't worth keepin'.

- You with them?

- I'm not St Vincent de Paul.

- Sorry.

- I live next door.

- So, you knew Lisa pretty well then.

- I used to lend her things.

That's why I came in.

Still a few things of mine around.

Where do you know her from?

- Years ago.

- Oh, thought so.

You don't look like her usual cronies.

- Who were they?

- Oh, no one much.

Cross people, they were.

Into drugs and that.

Well, there was a man, of course.

I never talked to him much.

She liked him, so I suppose

he couldn't have been too bad.

Apart from walkin' out on her.

They weren't too pleased about that,

the agents, I'll tell ya.

Ah, ah, don't touch that. That's mine.

- Did she have any other close friends?

- Oh, the was Lou, she was often here.

- Who was she?

- She works at the Cross,

you can see her up there.

- Could you point her out to me?

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John Duigan

John Duigan (born 19 June 1949) is an Australian film director. He is mostly known for his two autobiographical films The Year My Voice Broke and Flirting, and the 1994 film Sirens, which starred Hugh Grant. more…

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