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Roy Hollsdotter Live (2003)

TV Movie  |   |  4 March 2003 (Australia)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Darren Casey ...
Luke Elliot ...
John Clarke ...
Maude Davey ...
Cliff Ellen ...
Mickey Camilleri ...
Costas Kilias ...
Simon King ...
Arthur Serevetas ...
Heckler (as Arthur Penn)
Alexia Cullum ...
Deaf Woman #1
Kirsty White ...
Deaf Woman #2
Valda Bucella ...
Blind Woman (as Valda Buccella)
PJ Oaten ...
Trekkie (as P.J. Oaten)


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Terrific short feature.
4 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

Just saw the world premiere of Roy Holsdotter Live at the Adelaide Film Festival, and was thoroughly impressed. Like a good short story, the film is a character study, and gives a glimpse of a time and place - but at less than an hour, it's neat, concise, and incisive.

The eponymous Roy (Darren Casey, superb, Pacino-esque) is a cocaine-snorting, small-time comedian, eking out a living in a Melbourne bar (run by John Clarke, in a neat supporting role). He's talented - so much so that rival comedians steal his material - but his performances are becoming increasingly bitter and unfocussed, leaving his audience baffled. His best mate Simmo (Luke Elliot) and ex-girlfriend Cate (Asher Keddie) watch as Roy becomes increasingly derailed.

Perfectly modulated, funny and sad in equal parts, Roy Holsdotter Live is well worth seeing. An auspicious debut for writer-director Matthew Saville - I eagerly anticipate his next project.

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