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He Died with a Felafel in His Hand (2001)

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Brett Stewart ...
Flip
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Torquil Neilson ...
Otis
Sophie Lee ...
Nina
Francis McMahon ...
Dirk
Ian Hughes ...
Iain the Socialist
Robert Rimmer ...
Derek the Bank Clerk
Sayuri Tanoue ...
Satomi Tiger
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Brisbane Goon 1
Nathan Kotzur ...
Brisbane Goon 2
Haskel Daniel ...
Jabber
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A search for love, meaning and bathroom solitude. Danny goes through a series of shared housing experiences in a succession of cities on the east coast of Australia. Together these vignettes form a narrative that is surprisingly reflective. Written by Film Movement

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Some people will do anything to get out of paying the rent

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30 August 2001 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

E morì con un felafel in mano  »

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AUD 3,900,000 (estimated)
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Sam's comment, "... the recession we had to have ...", is a quote from former Australian treasurer, Paul Keating, Keating famously referred to the early 1990s recession in Australia as "the recession we had to have". Keating's statement caused much comment in Australia and cost the then Labor government much support. The quote has since been parodied in Australia in many different situations. See more »

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In the scene with Dirk and Nina arguing over the pineapple chunks, the label on the can changes from shot to shot, from "pineapple pieces" to "sliced pineapple". Neither can contains "pineapple chunks" as said in the dialogue. See more »

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[first lines]
Danny: Flip, turn the fucking TV off! People are trying to sleep.
[Flip does not respond]
Danny: Flip, have some fucking consideration.
[Danny turns the TV off]
Danny: For Christ's sake, Flip... Flipster? Oh, shit. Shit! Fuck!
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Apologies to: Jean-Luc Godard, Buster Keaton, Louise Brooks, Anna Karina, Antonin Artand, Robert Bresson, Jean-Pierre Melville, Andrei Tarkovsky, Fedorico Fellini, Emir Kusturica, Wong Kar Wei, Yasujiro Ozu, Jean-Paul Satre, Simone de Beauvoir, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean-Pierre Leaud, Alain Delon, Francis Ford Coppola, Elvis Presley & Sandy Harbutt. See more »

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References Cabaret (1972) See more »

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Didley Squat
Written by Rupert Keiller and Adrian Cartwright
Performed by sonicanimation
Festival Music Pty Ltd
Licensed from Festival Mushroom Group
sonicanimation appear courtesy of Global Recordings
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So true
9 September 2001 | by (Brisbane, Australia) – See all my reviews

If you have ever lived in a share house then I reckon you'll immediately appreciate this movie.

I think Noah Taylor did a brilliant job in this movie, we need more like it. The director (Richard Lowenstein) did a great job of not making Noah look like Nick Cave, too much! I also loved the sound track to this movie..who would think of using Dr Who sound track in their movie...very funny.

Overall this movie from start to finish was very entertaining, almost a laugh a minute. All up a fantastic movie.


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