In the Summer of 1969 a young man is filled with the life of the idyllic old pearling port Broome - fishing, hanging out with his mates and his girl. However his mother returns him to the ... See full summary »
True story about a jailed bank robber who pretends he's become blind to get an early release. Cops don't believe him, but a lonely minister's wife arrives to teach him how to live with his "condition". They fall in love. Big mistake.
After a robbery scam that goes bad, lovers Nikki and Al take off into the Australian outback, pursued by the police and a malevolent footballer named Zipper Doyle, and meet a number of offbeat characters.
Richard and Kate are former lovers who are now working independently to find the secret of the aging process. Both apply for funding from the Michael Foundation, and are asked to spend the weekend discussing the proposals with the Head of the Foundation, who happens to be married to the Australian Treasurer. They have a very interesting weekend. Written by
Great cast. Great director. Great premise. So what happened? The script is patchy and the interpretation of same woeful at best. It's not the subject material: Satanistic leanings within ANY government would seem to be a given. Brrrr! It's the complete lack of engagement, characterwise, by ANY of the cast. CAMP is OK, but this seems a pale rendition of the "Rocky Horror Picture Show" without the songs and over-the-top kitsch. In fact, it's the soundtrack that saves this abomination from the trashcan.
Australian films, at least HUMOROUS ones, tend to fall flat when they attempt parody or satirical-humour per se. It's not that we can't do it... it's more that we do it best on television. There is something episodic about "A Little Bit of Soul": the editing is woeful and the dialogue patchy.
Like a lot of things we in Oz do: couldabeen.
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