Characters adrift in an isolated landscape collide with the past and each other as they unravel the secrets of a dead man's dreams. A moody meditation on anti-heroism, the film pays tribute to the black and white style of cinema noir.
Ben, an arrogant, hustling property developer is wrongly arrested and things from bad to worse when he accidentally punches a policeman at the station. Sentenced to community service at a ... See full summary »
1950's. Gawky teenager Ken Riddle has a wealth of sexual knowledge, but has yet to lose his virginity. Ken is forced to join the workforce after he's thrown out of school for selling ... See full summary »
Psycho Joe, a petrol-head from Altona, Melbourne, secures employment at a local Supermarket. Here, he meets the over-sexed Dazey. Joe and Dazey form a friendship based on a mutual interest ... See full summary »
Based on a real life story which had half of Australia glued to the news as it unfolded. But overshadowed in the marketplace by the slightly later MR RELIABLE starring Colin Friels, a good enough light drama. The appeal in SHOTGUN WEDDING is its darkly humorous view of humanity, both the unfortunate miscreant who precipitates the events now spinning wildly out of anyone's control and overall the operations of our media-driven society. The picture of police and state forces is deliciously unflattering.
Comparisons could be made with Billy Wilder's seriously bleak humor in THE BIG CARNIVAL (ACE IN THE HOLE) and with Pacino's bewildered little-man innocent abroad in DOG DAY AFTERNOON. Aden Young does his gutsy guy at odds with the world well. Surely Zoe Carides is the sexiest female on the Australian screen.
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