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Prime Mover (2009)

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A long haul truckie who finds that the reality of his existence is far removed from his youthful dreams of owning and driving his own prime mover.

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Jeanette Cronin ...
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Brian Meegan ...
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Scott McLean ...
Repo Man 2 'Jimmy'
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Barmaid
Ken Smith ...
Little Bloke
Tracy Lake ...
Bus Depot Woman
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A long haul truckie who finds that the reality of his existence is far removed from his youthful dreams of owning and driving his own prime mover.

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8 June 2009 (Australia)  »

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AUD 5,000,000 (estimated)
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A deep story about emptiness and longing.
21 March 2010 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

The rating this movie has is just absurd.

Sure its not an action packed, big budget film, but its got a lot of heart. And its memorable. I think it is a story a lot of Australians can relate to. For me, the whole movie resonates as an desperate tale of *will* and *desire* with a foreboding sense of not knowing or feeling what one really wants. Emily Barclay and Michael Dorman conveyed this feeling of emptiness, while Ben Mendelson seemed a little plastic and under-utilised. On the whole, a very enjoyable Aussie movie and one that, for me, was quite haunting really.

I hope it attracts more viewers!


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