Getting of Wisdom

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The suffocating repressiveness of the Victorian era is superbly realized by director Bruce Beresford in The Getting of Wisdom. Thirteen-year-old Laura (Susannah Fowle), an incorrigible free spirit from the Australian outback, is enrolled in a prestigious girl's boarding school. The indoctrination process is a rough one, and Laura very nearly loses her individuality and sense of self-worth. When she does mature, however, it is on her terms, and not the school's. Intriguingly, The Getting of Wisdom is based on the reminiscences of a 19th-century female writer who used the pen name of Henry Handel Richardson. Despite its somber dramatic overtones, the film contains moments of uninhibited humor, a trademark of director Beresford. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Release Date
4/17/12 
Studio
Lorber Films (Kino)
MPAA Rating
NR -- Not rated
Length
1 hour, 37 minutes
Sound
  • Dolby Digital Stereo
Video Features
  • "Telling Schoolgirl Tales" feature-length documentary
  • Original Posters
  • Original Press Kit
  • Stills Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailer
Number of Discs
1

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