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Georgia is a 1988 Australian thriller film directed by Ben Lewin, starring Judy Davis and John Bach.

Theatrical release poster
Directed byBen Lewin
Produced byBob Weis
Written byMac Gudgeon
StarringJudy Davis
Distributed byJethro Films Production
Release date
  • 9 September 1988 (1988-09-09) (TIFF)
  • 12 October 1989 (1989-10-12) (Australia)
Running time
90 minutes
Budget3 million[1]
Box office44,205 (Australia)

Judy Davis plays the two roles of a mother, Georgia, and her daughter Nina. The film is presented as a series of flashbacks as Nina investigates her mother's death, which led to her adoption as a young child.




The film was inspired by Albert Tucker's 1984 painting of Joy Hester. Producer Bob Weis originally wanted to make a film based on Hester's life but decided to make a fictional film.[1]

Box officeEdit

Georgia grossed $44,205 at the box office in Australia.[citation needed]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b David Stratton, The Avocado Plantation: Boom and Bust in the Australian Film Industry, Pan MacMillan, 1990, pages 270–272.

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