The tree that the harpoon gets impaled into, then later dies and decays throughout the climax, wasn't actually part of the forest at the filming location. It was cut and transported to the location for the shoot so that it could gradually be destroyed during the film. See more »
The films is set on mainland Australia, however a wild Tasmanian devil is depicted, which at the time of filming were only located on the island of Tasmania. See more »
Saw another car down the end of the beach, thought we had the place to ourselves. Look what's shitting you anyway?
I told you I've got a splitting...
No I mean what's really shitting you
Well christ whose bloody faults that get off your arse and do something instead of smoking cigarettes and reading dirty books, amuse yourself
I wanted to go to Eildon remember
Oh alright then take the car and piss off, go on piss off
Peter I'm not the type for crapping in the sunshine and yearning round ...
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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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