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Sample People (2000)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 11 May 2000 (Australia)
This edgy Australian film stars an ensemble cast headed up by pop superstar Kylie Minogue, David Field, and John Lyndon. Various characters interact under strange circumstances, calling to mind movies such as GO and PULP FICTION

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This edgy Australian film stars an ensemble cast headed up by pop superstar Kylie Minogue, David Field, and John Lyndon. Various characters interact under strange circumstances, calling to mind movies such as GO and PULP FICTION

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11 May 2000 (Australia)  »

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AUD 2,000,000 (estimated)
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One Step Ahead
Written by Neil Finn (Mushroom Music)
Performed by Kiley Gaffney
Kiley Gaffney appears courtesy of Warner Music Australia Ltd
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A BOLD, BRASH AND EXCITING MESS OF A FILM
12 May 2000 | by (melbourne, australia) – See all my reviews

The critics have been less than kind to 'Sample People' - so I had expectations that the film will be somewhat of a dud when I saw it. Many of the criticisms of the film are correct; it's a little derivative and quite a messy film - but that's part of it's charm. It's quite brave for an Australian film - it's noisy, colourful and never boring. It contains strong performances from Nathan Page, Ben Mendelsohn, Kylie Minogue and David Field; and a brilliant soundtrack of Australian artists covering classic Australian songs. The film's production design is excellent - it looks like a Gregg Araki film, and the editing and cinematography are relentlessly brash. It's imperative that people go and support films such as this - a low budget Aussie indie pic, because lack of support from critics and lack of distribution and publicity will mean that it remains unseen by the young adult demographic it is intended for. 'Sample People' (brilliant title) is as good as any film I have seen this year.


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