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2:37 is a 2006 Australian drama film, written, produced, and directed by filmmaker Murali K. Thalluri and starring an ensemble cast including Teresa Palmer, Joel Mackenzie, Frank Sweet, Charles Baird, Sam Harris, Marni Spillane and Clementine Mellor. 2:37 was filmed in Adelaide, Australia on location at St. Ignatius' College. The story is narrated by six high school students whose lives are interwoven; each of whom has their own personal problems and goals. The story takes place during a normal school day where, at precisely 2:37, a tragedy will occur.

2:37 had its world premiere at Cannes and its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. It was released in Australia on 17 August 2006.


Teresa Palmer as Melody

Frank Sweet as Marcus

Sam Harris as Luke

Charles Baird as Steven

Joel Mackenzie as Sean

Marni Spillane as Sarah

Clementine Mellor as Kelly

Sarah Hudson as Julz

Gary Sweet as Mr. Darcy

Amy Schapel as Lacey

Xavier Samuel as Theo

Chris Olver as Tom


2006 – France – Cannes Film Festival

2006 – Canada – Toronto International Film Festival

2006 – Australia – Melbourne International Film Festival (Opening Night Selection)

2006 – Japan – Tokyo International Film Festival

2006 – United States – AFI Film Festival (American Film Institute Festival)

2006 – India – Osians International Film Festival

2006 – Greece – Thessaloniki International Film Festival

2007 – Turkey – International Istanbul Film Festival

2007 – United States – Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival



2006 Cannes Film Festival: Un Certain Regard (Murali K. Thalluri).

2006 Australian Film Institute Awards: Best Original Screenplay, Best Actress in a Leading Role (Teresa Palmer), AFI Young Actor Award (Frank Sweet).