Dead Letter Office


1h 35m 1998

Brief Synopsis

Alice Walsh has been trying to locate her father for years, and her letters to him are returned via the Dead Letter Office. Her search leads her to work at the office and to write more letters to him. Frank, who delivers the mail, knows of Alice's letters. Frank, having tragically lost his children,

Film Details

Release Date
1998
Production Company
Bbc Films; Endemol Australia; Screen Australia
Distribution Company
Bbc Worldwide; Polygram Filmed Entertainment
Location
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

Synopsis

Alice Walsh has been trying to locate her father for years, and her letters to him are returned via the Dead Letter Office. Her search leads her to work at the office and to write more letters to him. Frank, who delivers the mail, knows of Alice's letters. Frank, having tragically lost his children, decides to become Alice's father by corresponding through the letters. After meeting her true father, Alice realizes that he could not have been the one to write such endearing letters. She returns to Frank and together they salvage what they can of the past, and move into a more promising future.

Film Details

Release Date
1998
Production Company
Bbc Films; Endemol Australia; Screen Australia
Distribution Company
Bbc Worldwide; Polygram Filmed Entertainment
Location
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1998

Released in United States on Video October 9, 2007

Released in United States 1998

Released in United States August 1998

Released in United States November 1998

Released in United States 1999

Shown at American Film Market (AFM) in Santa Monica, California February 26 - March 4, 1998.

Shown at Melbourne International Film Festival July 22 - August 10, 1998.

Shown at Brisbane International Film Festival (opening night) August 1-10, 1998.

Shown at London Film Festival November 5-19, 1998.

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) May 13 - June 6, 1999.

Completed shooting June 25, 1997.

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1998

Released in United States on Video October 9, 2007

Released in United States 1998 (Shown at American Film Market (AFM) in Santa Monica, California February 26 - March 4, 1998.)

Began shooting May 5, 1997.

Released in United States 1998 (Shown at Melbourne International Film Festival July 22 - August 10, 1998.)

Released in United States 1998 (Film had its Australian premiere at the 1998 Brisbane International Film Festival.)

Released in United States August 1998 (Shown at Brisbane International Film Festival (opening night) August 1-10, 1998.)

Released in United States November 1998 (Shown at London Film Festival November 5-19, 1998.)

Released in United States 1999 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) May 13 - June 6, 1999.)