Dust Off The Wings (1997)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Drama  |   Run Time - 78 min.  |   Countries - Australia  |  
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The title of this Australian drama refers to the mating of butterflies. Shot on video and then transferred to 35mm film, the movie takes a look at life and love among the surfing set at Bondi Beach, the beach closest to Sydney and a popular mecca during the summer. Depicting Bondi's wet-and-wild lifestyles, the camera also goes into the water for spectacular surfing footage. Producer-director Lee Rogers co-scripted and also stars as Lee, who announces his plans to marry girlfriend Jo (Alana Ross), but he has no problem getting it on with old flame Roxanne (Kate Fischer). Meanwhile, Lee is thrown into a double-standard quandary upon hearing that pal Phil (Phil Ceberano) partied with Jo, so Lee gets advice from Jenna (Kate Ceberano). Australian pop vocalist Kate Ceberano is the real-life wife of Lee Rogers, and her song "Living With Lies" is part of the soundtrack. Shown at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival.