Jane, a young French woman, pregnant and unmarried, takes a room in a seedy London boarding house, which is inhabited by an assortment of misfits. She considers getting an abortion, but is ... See full summary »
A vicious wild boar terrorizes the Australian outback. The first victim is a small child who is killed. The child's granddad is brought to trial for killing the child but acquitted. The ... See full summary »
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 »
[enters bunkhouse, surveys the room for a moment, then starts throwing chairs]
Let's clear these fucking chairs! I've got to murder these mother fuckers!
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This is one of those classic Aussie movies which stands the test of time. Although possessing a somewhat flimsy story line the film's strength lies in its variety of characters, wonderfully portrayed by some of Australia's best acting talent. Gerard Kennedy is, as always, simply great in the role of Tarzan. This bloke is really a class actor and he is well supported here by the broodingly secretive Peter Hehir. Typically strong performances from Steve Bisley, Dennis Miller and Mike Preston are also a feature. And who can forget Denise Drysdale's performance as the whore with a heart of gold? The Aussie trait of supporting the underdog is demonstrated in the film's ending. This is one of my all-time Aussie favourites.
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