A young woman running a wildlife sanctuary in the Australian outback is in for trouble when she is confronted by three kangaroo hunters. Bored with killing kangaroos, they decide to kill ... See full summary »
In the future, a health nut and his girlfriend find themselves trapped in a drive-in theater that has become a concentration camp for outcast youths, who are placated with new wave music, junk food, drugs, exploitation movies, and racism.
In the Australian outback, a park ranger and two local guides set out to track down a giant crocodile that has been killing and eating the local populace. During the hunt, one of the guides... See full summary »
In a totalitarian future where deviants are held in rehabilitation camps, a freedom fighter and a wrongly-accused prisoner form an alliance to survive their decadent oppressors' game of kill-or-be-killed - and turn the tide against them.
Air force Lieutenant Harris starts for a flight to Boa Boa, on board Reverend Mitchell with a box containing a part of a top-secret extraterrestrial key. They get lost in a supernatural ... See full summary »
Cinematographer Vincent Monton said that the weather conditions while shooting the film were eerily co-operative. He said when the script would call for a scene with sunny skies the weather would be beautiful, but as the intensity and strangeness of the script grew the weather conditions would change to match the moody atmosphere of the scenes being filmed. Throughout the shoot the weather always seemed to change to suit the scene that was being made! See more »
The closing credits appear over a shot of the wilderness vegetation growing around the harpoon impaling Marcia. See more »
The UK Region 2 DVD, released in 2006, is slightly cut with one known cut when Peter (John Hargreaves) is hit by the truck at the very end. Some of the actual head collision is removed and after the end credits have rolled, some of the sound on black screen has been faded swiftly out. See more »
(Excuse the possible vocabulary or grammar mistakes, I am French)
The originality - and the force - of "Long week-end" is that it is an animal attack film... without animal attack. The two characters of the film commit a succession of little aggressions towards the Nature (with a great N), which will revenge herself, but never directly. Mentioning examples would reveal too much of the film. I will only say it is a real ambient movie, without action, but which distils a traumatic veiled anguish. The final is particularly perturbing and ironical. The term "unknown masterpiece" seems to be created for this film !
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