Nino Culotta is an Italian immigrant who arrived in Australia with the promise of a job as a journalist on his cousin's magazine, only to find that when he gets there the magazine's folded,... See full summary »
A 19 year old (Heath Ledger) finds himself in debt to a local gangster (Bryan Brown) when some gang loot disappears and sets him on the run from thugs. Meanwhile two street kids start a ... See full summary »
From the biggest festival to the smallest church social, Kenny Smyth delivers porta-loos to them all. Ignored and unappreciated, he is one of the cogs in society's machinery; a knight in ... See full summary »
Chopper tells the intense story of Mark "Chopper" Read, a legendary criminal who wrote his autobiography while serving a jail sentence in prison. His book, "From the Inside", upon which the film is based, was a best-seller.
In the tradition of Sunday Too Far Away (1975), this independent film is based on the classic Australian play by John Power. Pic tells the story of a group of miners living in a camp in outback Australia. They swear, brawl, gamble, and drink heavily. Central to the story is the conflict between Tarzan, the authoritarian group leader and cocky loud-mouth wisecracking Pansy. This results in a bare-knuckle punch-up for the movie's denouement. Exteriors filmed in Andamooka, South Australia. Written by
Final theatrical feature film made during the 1970s for director Tim Burstall. Burstall's output of Australian feature films during the 1970s was notable though none of Burstall's 1970s theatrical feature films are considered key films of the Australian new wave / film revival. They included: The Rollicking Adventures of Eliza Fraser (1976); End Play (1976); Petersen (1974); The Sex Therapist (1973); and _Stork_. However, Burstalls' segment of Libido (1973) (entitled "The Child") did win the Australian Film Institute (AFI) Golden Reel Award for Best Film in 1973 whilst Burstall received a Best Director gong for Stork (1971) putting Burstall alongside his Australian director contemporaries of the Australian new wave / film revival who also won a 1970s (or early 1980s) AFI Award for Best Director such as Peter Weir, Fred Schepisi, Bruce Beresford, Gillian Armstrong and Phillip Noyce. See more »
Let's clear these fucking chairs! I've got to murder these mother fuckers!
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Yeah, I thought it was great. I have worked in a number of isolated places where there is not much to do but drink and I thought it was a pretty accurate depiction of the personalities that make up groups like this. I was in East Timor in 2000 which seemed to lure odd characters from outback Australia and other places... Interesting times. I recall Tarz and Pansy promoting the film in Melbourne. They were standing in the middle of the mall with huge polystyrene fists which made the news. I don't think it did very well. Many Australians seem to have the idea that Australian movies are second rate and it's not until the movies or actors do well overseas that are accepted. Nicol Kidman and Hugh Jackman weren't stars in Australia until they made it in Hollywood.
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