An eccentric and dogmatic inventor sells his house and takes his family to Central America to build an ice factory in the middle of the jungle. Conflicts with his family, a local preacher ... See full summary »
This one is a curious pivot point for Australian film, made by the old fashioned Commonwealth Film Unit, until TV the major source of employment in film in the country, unsteadily attempting to accommodate the demands for a local feature film industry as the Canadian NFB had done a few years earlier.
Desperate to appear hip and in touch with a young Audience THREE TO GO centers on young Australians - a boy from an affluent home, a Greek- Australian girl and a young woman outgrowing her country community.
No Vietnam War here. Revolt is taking a sickie and going to the beach with Graham Bond - who does register. The grainy, available light black and white of the then recent New Wave records the texture of an already doomed, naive and, to some, unspoiled Australia about to be confronted with a world it could no longer ignore.
Weir, of course, pulled away from the pack at this point. Judy Morris and Bond burned brightly for a little while.
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