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He Died with a Felafel in His Hand (2001)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 30 August 2001 (Australia)
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A nightmare chase through hell in a never-ending, unrequited daisy chain of desire...

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Brett Stewart ...
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Torquil Neilson ...
Otis
Sophie Lee ...
Nina
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Dirk
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Iain the Socialist
Robert Rimmer ...
Derek the Bank Clerk
Sayuri Tanoue ...
Satomi Tiger
Linal Haft ...
Brisbane Goon 1
Nathan Kotzur ...
Brisbane Goon 2
Haskel Daniel ...
Jabber (as Haskel Daniels)
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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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Comedy | Romance

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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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Trivia

The opening line of the credits reads 'For Michael 1960 -1997', referring to Michael Hutchence, a close friend of director Lowenstein. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[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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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

References Cabaret (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

La Valse
Written by Mathieu Crespin
Performed by Les Negresse Vertes
© 1989 EMI Virgin Music Publishing France
Administered by EMI Virgin Music Publishing Australia Pty Ltd
Licensed by EMI Music Publishing Australia Pty Ltd
Courtesy of EMI Music Australia
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Bizarre, quirky but brilliant
10 July 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I have to say I approached this movie with some dubiousness as I had read the book, which had no plot whatsoever, and was unsure how they were going to turn it into a film, but I found myself really enjoying this movie. Readers of the book will recognise many, many characters amalgamated into a few central ones. Basically this movie is about Danny, an aspiring writer who has lived in 49 different houses with an assortment of dead-beats, moontanners, lesbians, Satan-worshippers, neurotics, etc., etc., their antics and tangled relationships. As far as acting is concerned, Noah Taylor takes the bored, lifeless facial expression to new heights. Despite the lack of plot this was a very easy and enjoyable movie to watch, although it put me off share-housing for life. I would recommend this to any movie-goer looking for something different and original with personality.


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