48 Shades

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48 Shades
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Daniel Lapaine
Produced by Rob Marsala
Starring Richard Wilson
Emma Lung
Robin McLeavy
Victoria Thaine
Music by Justin Hunter
Cinematography Tony Luu
Edited by Nicola Scarrott
Frans Vandenburg
Distributed by Buena Vista International
Release dates
  • 31 August 2006 (2006-08-31)
Running time
96 minutes
Country Australia
Language English

48 Shades, based on Nick Earls' popular novel 48 Shades of Brown, is a 2006 Australian comedy by debut director Daniel Lapaine starring Richard Wilson, Emma Lung, Robin McLeavy, and Victoria Thaine.

It was filmed in Brisbane, Australia. School scenes from the film were filmed in the real-life Brisbane Boys' College. The book on which the film is based has also been adapted into a play for La Boite Theatre Company.


A few months ago Dan had to make a choice. Go to Geneva with his parents for a year, board at school or move into a house with his uni student bass-playing aunt, Jacq, and her friend, Naomi. He picked Jacq's place.

Now he's doing his last year at school and trying not to spin out. Trying to be cool. Trying to pick up a few skills for surviving in the adult world. Problem is, he falls for Naomi, and things become much, much more confusing.

As Dan fumbles through the process of forming a relationship with someone of the opposite sex, he also learns about making pesto, interpreting the fish tank scene from the film Romeo + Juliet, why almost all birds are one of the 48 shades of brown, and why his best course of action is just to be himself.


Box office[edit]

48 Shades took $193,230 at the box office in Australia.[1]


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