A group of students at an elite music school decide to share a flat in order to cut their living costs and have somewhere to practice together. They get into quite a few scraps and ... See full summary »
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A fast-moving comedy with Billy Fury, who plays himself in the film. The story reveals his great love of animals, and it features his own racehorse, Anselmo. Also featured are several of Billy's own dogs. Watch for the dances!
Warwick Thornton's The Darkside was developed from a national callout for Indigenous ghost stories. Submitted by black and white Australians, Thornton narrowed down more than 150 stories ... See full summary »
After yet another smash-and-grab goes wrong, a bungling trio of small-time crooks flash an idea of using a fire engine as a getaway vehicle. But they keep being mistaken for genuine firemen and it starts to become a flaming nuisance.
Jeannie Gunn has been dunked in a river. Treed by an angry bull. And forced to cross the Australian continent the hard way. On horseback. By buckboard. And on foot. She faced being the only civilized woman in an uncivilized land. Hers is a story of personal triumph. It will show you how one woman reached out in a hard, hostile, prejudiced world and managed to find love. [USA theatrical] See more »
The remains of Aeneas Gunn, and several other characters featured in the book and movie, are buried in the Elsey Cemetery. Jeannie Gunn is buried in Melbourne, but there is a memorial next to her husband's grave, which reads IN loving memory of the "Little Missus" JEANNIE GUNN Born. June 5th 1870. Died. June 9th 1961 See more »
"We of the Never Never" is a rare film. A near-epic made by and starring people from Australia. I can't really say whether no Hollywood people were involved, but it doesn't seem so.
Most Americans will have a some trouble understanding dialogue here and there. I have spent time in Oz and N.Z. and I didn't catch some of it. Just another reason why it's a true Australian production.
And it's quite upfront for 1982. The interaction/friction between Aboriginals and Whites is not most of the film, but a large part of it.
But to see it is to see something uniquely Australian, IMHO. Got to read the book!
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