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Adaptation of The Heartbreak Kid Richard Barrett , 1988 single work drama
Issue Details: First known date: 1993... 1993 The Heartbreak Kid
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Nick is a Greek-Australian high-school student with ambitions to become a world-class soccer player. Christina Papadopoulos is the new Greek teacher, caught between traditional Greek expectations and her own feelings as a woman in the 1990s. Together, they take on the school's racist sportsmaster, who is determined that Australian Rules football be the school's only official sport. The Heartbreak Kid is a warm-hearted, sexy comedy about two people discovering each other, themselves, and the future.

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First known date: 1993
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: View Films , 1993 .
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      Extent: 93 min.p.
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Works about this Work

Wogs Laughing - All the Way to the Bank Jordan Baker , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 31 January 2016; (p. 28)
(Sweet) Sixteen Great Australian Teen Films Erin Free (editor), 2016 single work column
— Appears in: FilmInk , 20 May 2016;
A Challenging Vision : The Teacher-Student Relationship in The Heartbreak Kid Josephine May , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , December vol. 33 no. 4 2009; (p. 405-415)
'This article revisits the 1993 Australian feature film The Heartbreak Kid, in order to examine three unexplored and interconnecting facets: the representation of the female teacher as object of desire; the classroom as an erotically charged arena; and the outcome of the sexual relationship between the protagonists, the young teacher, Christina Papadopoulos, and her seventeen-year-old male student, Nick Polides. The discussion draws on a recent analysis of a similar real life case, in order to show how the film advances a different reading than the current laws encompass. In showing the student's considerable agency in the affair, and in not criminalising the teacher's unethical behaviour towards him, the film contradicts the outcomes of the real case in 2004.' (p. 405)
Engendering the Greek : The Shifting Representations of Greek Identity in Australian Cinema F. Freiberg , Joy Damousi , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Womenvision : Women and the Moving Image in Australia 2003; (p. 211-222)
An exploration of Greek / Greek-Australian identity in Australian cinema.
Wog Drama and White Multiculturalists : The Role of Non-Anglo-Australian Film and Television in Shaping National Identity Pieter Aquilia , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , no. 67 2001; (p. 104-108, and notes 223-224)
First Time for the Kid and He Gets Top Marks Lynden Barber , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 12 June 1993; (p. 13)

— Review of The Heartbreak Kid Richard Barrett , Michael Jenkins , 1993 single work film/TV
Lesson in Love, and No Kidding David Stratton , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 19-20 June 1993; (p. rev 13)

— Review of The Heartbreak Kid Richard Barrett , Michael Jenkins , 1993 single work film/TV
Lesson in Love 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 19 June 1993; (p. wkd 6)

— Review of The Heartbreak Kid Richard Barrett , Michael Jenkins , 1993 single work film/TV
A Challenging Vision : The Teacher-Student Relationship in The Heartbreak Kid Josephine May , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , December vol. 33 no. 4 2009; (p. 405-415)
'This article revisits the 1993 Australian feature film The Heartbreak Kid, in order to examine three unexplored and interconnecting facets: the representation of the female teacher as object of desire; the classroom as an erotically charged arena; and the outcome of the sexual relationship between the protagonists, the young teacher, Christina Papadopoulos, and her seventeen-year-old male student, Nick Polides. The discussion draws on a recent analysis of a similar real life case, in order to show how the film advances a different reading than the current laws encompass. In showing the student's considerable agency in the affair, and in not criminalising the teacher's unethical behaviour towards him, the film contradicts the outcomes of the real case in 2004.' (p. 405)
Wog Drama and White Multiculturalists : The Role of Non-Anglo-Australian Film and Television in Shaping National Identity Pieter Aquilia , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , no. 67 2001; (p. 104-108, and notes 223-224)
Engendering the Greek : The Shifting Representations of Greek Identity in Australian Cinema F. Freiberg , Joy Damousi , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Womenvision : Women and the Moving Image in Australia 2003; (p. 211-222)
An exploration of Greek / Greek-Australian identity in Australian cinema.
Wogs Laughing - All the Way to the Bank Jordan Baker , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 31 January 2016; (p. 28)
(Sweet) Sixteen Great Australian Teen Films Erin Free (editor), 2016 single work column
— Appears in: FilmInk , 20 May 2016;
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