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Not the film I thought it was - help please


I have this on DVD ordered through Amazon its a great film but its not the film I thought it was! I have been searching for a film I saw years ago either Australian or New Zealand based on a very headstrong girl at a private boarding school she has a really odd name like Laura tweedsbottom or tweedsmuir or similar its in the same vein as My Brilliant Career - same period and Laura overcomes all obstacles and emerges a brilliant young woman I thought it might be called The Secret of My Success but that turned out to be a US film from the 80's. Does anyone know the film I'm trying to find and the name please??

"If you gentlemen dont mind I'd rather not spend the rest of this Winter tied to this beep chair"!

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Perhaps "The Getting of Wisdom"?

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Yes you are right. Here is a bit off the site:
Oscar-nominated director Bruce Beresford (Driving Miss Daisy, Tender Mercies) crafts a tender coming-of-age tale that introduces one of Australian literature's most beloved characters to the screen, Laura Tweedle Rambotham (Susannah Fowle).

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