On My Own


2h 10m 1992

Brief Synopsis

Simon Henderson, a 15 year old at a prestigious boy's boarding school, must come to terms with the events that have torn his family apart. During Christmas break, his mother is hospitalized and his father must reveal the truth about her breakdown. Deeply shaken, Simon returns to school and struggles

Film Details

Also Known As
Da Solo
Release Date
1992
Production Company
Ontario Film Development Corporation; Rai Radiotelevisione Italiana; Screen Australia; TTlTfilm Canada
Distribution Company
Alliance Releasing; Alliance Releasing
Location
London, England, United Kingdom; Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 10m

Synopsis

Simon Henderson, a 15 year old at a prestigious boy's boarding school, must come to terms with the events that have torn his family apart. During Christmas break, his mother is hospitalized and his father must reveal the truth about her breakdown. Deeply shaken, Simon returns to school and struggles to find solace in everyday life. He becomes friends with a new boy, the charismatic Max. Late one night, Simon sneaks off grounds to party with Max and his worldly girlfriend. Simon, naive and awkward, is aroused by the sexual ambiance of the situation. Suddenly, in the midst of these unsettling and exciting experiences, Simon receives an unexpected visit from his mother. They spend the night together in a shabby hotel room. There, she reveals her mysterious world of terrible suffering and strange tenderness.

Film Details

Also Known As
Da Solo
Release Date
1992
Production Company
Ontario Film Development Corporation; Rai Radiotelevisione Italiana; Screen Australia; TTlTfilm Canada
Distribution Company
Alliance Releasing; Alliance Releasing
Location
London, England, United Kingdom; Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 10m

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Judy Davis won an Australian Film Institute award for best supporting actress (1993).

Released in United States 1992

Released in United States on Video June 19, 1996

Released in United States February 1992

Released in United States January 1993

Shown at Berlin Film Festival (market) February 13-24, 1992.

Feature directorial debut for Antonio Tibaldi.

Completed shooting April 5, 1991.

Began shooting February 16, 1991.

Released in United States 1992

Released in United States on Video June 19, 1996

Released in United States February 1992 (Shown at Berlin Film Festival (market) February 13-24, 1992.)

Released in United States January 1993 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival January 21-31, 1993.)