An eccentric and dogmatic inventor sells his house and takes his family to Central America to build an ice factory in the middle of the jungle. Conflicts with his family, a local preacher ... See full summary »
After World War II, 4,000 Polish families came to Australia. They were Jews, Fascists, anti-Communists, and others dispossessed. In a large hostel, where even married men and women were ... See full summary »
Anna Maria Monticelli
Family jealousies. His mother dead, PS lives in Sydney with working-class Aunt Lily and Uncle George. When he's six or eight, his posh Aunt Vanessa descends from England. Named a ... See full summary »
One of the wonderful things about Australians is that they proudly refuse to take themselves seriously. It's there in "The Dish", and it's there in "Goodbye Paradise". But "Goodbye Paradise" had the added ingredient of razor-sharp political satire. This is, without a doubt, one of the great "lost" films of Australian cinema. It combines quintessentially Australian self-parody with a political commentary that is so sharp and so accurate that it only manages to skate over the thin ice of the libel laws due to the hilarious level of absurdity at which it is pitched. The airborne assault on the hippie vegetable patch by helicopter gunships, for example, is remembered fondly by all who saw it back in the early '80s. God, I hope someone releases this on DVD. It richly deserves it.
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