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Passionless Moments (1983)

A collection of everyday awkward and embarrassing moments, each with an uneasy familiarity.

Directors:

Jane Campion, Gerard Lee
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Benton David Benton ... Ed Tumbury
Ann Burriman Ann Burriman ... Gwen Gilbert
Alan Brown Alan Brown ... Neighbor / Neighbor
Sean Callinan Sean Callinan ... Jim Newbury
Paul Chubb ... Jim Simpson
Sue Collie Sue Collie ... Angela Elliott
Haedyn Cunningham Haedyn Cunningham ... Board Member
Ron Gobert Ron Gobert ... Board Member
Elias Ibrahim Elias Ibrahim ... Ibrahim Ibrahim
Paul Melchert Paul Melchert ... Arnold
George Nezovic George Nezovic ... Gavin Metchalle
Jamie Pride Jamie Pride ... Lyndsay Aldridge
Gordon Quiller Gordon Quiller ... Board Member
Keith Smith Keith Smith ... Board Member
Yves Stening Yves Stening ... Shaun
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Storyline

A voice says, "There are 1,000,000 moments in your neighborhood; each has a fragile presence which fades almost as it forms." Ten such moments are dramatized, from a chubby man exercising and realizing that "sex" and "thing" go together to an ill, bored child discovering that most pieces of paper fit on top of a Scotties box. Along the way, a child races time, a matron thinks she hears a woodpecker, an unfaithful gay man wonders why his eyes can't focus on two depths simultaneously, Angela thinks about her uncle's pet pig as she eats pork, beer-drinking Ed recalls his school football days and vows to get back in shape, and a bachelor remembers his mother. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 May 1986 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Leidenschaftslose Augenblicke See more »

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Good stuff...
24 February 2003 | by gravity_eyelidsSee all my reviews

Each of the segments is so simple, yet Campion displays a great deal of ingenuity for being able to not overlook such mundane aspects of human nature. As idiosyncratic as the events may be, they are still very much normal. I think this is what makes the ideas seem so amazing, is that they are the product of mere observation, of using the everyday events of the real world to make a film.

I loved the part about cleaning the jeans. That was just hilarious.


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