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A couple move to Sydney from a small town, and soon become lured by the bright lights of the big city. Colin, the scriptwriter husband, is corrupted by his editor and then falls for his wife, whilst Colin's wife Kate begins to lose sight of her ideals in a new world of hustlers and cynics.

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A tale of two cities. Four people. And life's little pleasures . . . Money. Lust. Temptation. Greed. Power. Ambition. [Australia Theatrical]

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A Cidade De Esmeralda  »

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The movie was made and released about four years before the similarly titled other Australian film entitled Silver City (1984). See more »

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Amusing story of eighties greed
8 August 1999 | by (Sydney, Austrlia) – See all my reviews

I am suprised that the rating for this film is so low. Whilst it is admittedly not one of the greatest films of the decade, the film is a competent and amusing story of Sydney in the mid-eighties and Sydney-Melbourne rivalry.

It's humour is typically David Williamson. I like it and would recommend it to anyone.


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