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Last Train to Freo (2006)

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Two thugs from the Perth suburb of Midland catch the last train to Fremantle. When a young woman boards the train a few stops later, they begin talking and find out not everyone on the train is who they seem to be.

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The Tall Thug
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Trev
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Lisa
Glenn Hazeldine ...
Simon
Gillian Jones ...
Maureen
Lisa Hensley ...
Train Announcer (voice)
Reg Cribb ...
Man on Platform
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Two thugs from the Perth suburb of Midland catch the last train to Fremantle. When a young woman boards the train a few stops later, they begin talking and find out not everyone on the train is who they seem to be.

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There is a reason people avoid strangers on trains

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14 September 2006 (Australia)  »

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When preparing for the film, Steve Le Marquand and Gigi Edgley caught the train from Midland to get within 'the zone'. Upon entering the train they saw three Aboriginal girls beating one another. When they walked over to help, they where promptly told to 'F*** off.' See more »

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Karrakatta station is not known as "Karrakatta Cemeterary". Nor are the gravestones as large and as close to the railway station as shown. See more »

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Lisa: Why are you going to fremantle?
The Tall Thug: Cause, the train doesn't go any further.
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Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy (Nutcracker)
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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27 June 2008 | by (the Mad Hatter's tea party.) – See all my reviews

It's midnight and it's a hot steamy night, where two ex-cons catch the last train to Fremantle. A couple stops later a young lady enters the carriage, and their gaze catches her. Soon they're trying to sweet talk and capture her attention. Further along the line another two passengers enter the carriage and from then onwards it becomes something more than just your friendly get-to-know each other discussions.

The last train to any destination can be a daunting experience, and this psychologically Australian character drama that rarely leaves its confined carriage setting and passenger's sets-up an experimental, stage-like experience of such exposition. We get to know the characters quite personally, as if you're right on board the train with them and it really relies on that intensity. A towering Steve Le Marquand (a show-stopping turn) and the spontaneous Tom Budge really drive this factor with their outstandingly raw and passionate theatrical performances of two ex-cons. They both really hold your interest. The gorgeous Gigi Edgley is confidently good too. What starts off as basic with trivial exchanges, unfolds into something more which is emotionally enthralling and boldly unpredictable with its dangerous undercurrent. The layout is kept rather taut with a cerebrally involving (and rapid tongue) script and multi-facet performances making up for the lack of action. The confronting interplay was enough to wet my appetite, even if it might have been a contrived screenplay it manages to feel fresh and authentic. Intimate photography and the decision not use any sort of music score added to the organic atmosphere. Instead it favoured natural sounds of everyday life… from the train announcer's voice to the humming nightlife coming outside the train. The slow-burn, low-key approach grows on you and has you waiting around to see how it all ends up. What's great about it, was it sticks to reality and doesn't go for anything big.


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