Oscar-nominated director Bruce Beresford (Driving Miss Daisy, Tender Mercies) crafts a tender coming-of-age tale that introduces one of Australian literature's most beloved characters to ... See full summary »
An armoured car company is the target of repeated heists. Company leadership is enforcing new measures in order to tighten security. The biggest danger of a new heist lies from within the company's own ranks.
A clerk in a government agency finds his unenviable life takes a turn for the horrific with the arrival of a new co-worker who is both his exact physical double and his opposite - confident, charismatic and seductive with women.
Don is a schoolteacher living with his wife Kath and baby son in suburban Melbourne. On the night of the 1969 federal election he invites a small group of friends to celebrate a predicted ... See full summary »
Charleston, South Carolina. The Odoms have lived a life of the traditions of the American south in their longtime, large family beach front home. That tradition is turned upside down when ... See full summary »
Barry McKenzie's Aunt Edna is kidnapped by Count Von Plasma, the vampire head of an isolated Eastern European dictatorship who mistakes her for the Queen of England and thinks that ... See full summary »
The works of art that the teacher shows Bartie Comeaway are by the Aboriginal artist, Albert Namatjira (1902-1959). He was a Western Arrernte man from the Western MacDonnell Ranges area in central Australia. He is perhaps the best known Aboriginal painter. His main works were watercolours of the Australian outback desert landscapes. See more »
This movie is quite possibly my favourite Australian movie of all time. It is a tragic and funny and joyous encapsulation of a time now gone...thankfully in many respects. It strongly illustrates the historical disadvantage that most indigenous Australian families come from and how the transition to a modern lifestyle and a quest for inclusion is not so easy...the ties that bind are strong in the indigenous community but they can also hold back. There is plenty of fascinating imagery and even anthropologye in this movie...the scenes of the moving truck are amazing, funny and beautiful, as are the suburban home life scenes around 'the kitchen table'...the bush community scenes and township scenes are of a time long gone but fascinating to watch for any Australian...same for the people and faces too. Ernie Dingo is one who now holds an iconic place in Australian culture, his smile and acting bring some timelessness to this movie too. But the central theme for me is family, a prominent feature of indigenous culture...the characters in this move love each other and do their best to stick together against the odds and they are always there for each other no matter the disappointments. The indigenous cast of this movie successfully convey these themes of family and connection, strength and resilience...amazing people the first Australians...but for this movie, it is great acting and believable stuff. If you aren't moved by this movie then you are not alive....the true history of Australia and a massively underrated classic of Australian cinema. Thank you Bruce Beresford and Sue Milliken for making this movie...it may not be your most successful work but it is probably your most important.
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