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Metal Skin (1994)

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 »

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Joe
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Savina
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Roslyn
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Dazey
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Savina's Mother
Petru Gheorghiu ...
Pop
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Paul Secchi
Richard Sutherland ...
Rosco
Anita Smith ...
Lisa (as Anita Cerdic)
Tommy Dysart ...
Mr. Graham
Mike Bishop ...
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Nicholas Politis ...
Paul Secchi's Boy (as Nicholas Polites)
Felix Biviano ...
Paul Secchi's Boy
Ed McShortall ...
Ted (as Eddy McShortall)
Peter Houghton ...
Thomas
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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 in old hot cars. Joe also forms a relationship with a Satanic fellow employee. The nihilism of these young characters, coupled with parental disputes, leads to various tragedies. Written by Russell Graeber <russell_graeber@dpa.act.gov.au>

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Powerful use of Arthurian themes in a modern setting
9 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

Essentially a re-setting of the Arthurian stories in the context of an Australian subculture of lost, dope-addled car-obsessed young males, this is a compelling and disturbing look at how empty, disconnected lives can become focused on an arbitrary quest in order to find meaning. Cars playing 'chicken' substitutes for jousting, the quest for the ultimate turbo charger replaces the Holy Grail, a spell-casting bogan witch girl takes the role of Morgan Le Fay. The title probably comes from the line in John Boorman's equally bizarre Arthurian movie "Excalibur" - When Arthur questions whether Lancelot should leave his lands and people to serve him, Lancelot points to his armour and says "I gave up my castles, and my lands - my domain is here, inside this metal skin". Similarly the characters here are totally cut off from their families and any other human emotional connection, they carry their entire world around inside the metal skins of their cars.


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