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With Love to the Person Next to Me (1987)

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Wallace is a Melbourne taxi driver who lives in a block of run-down small apartments in St Kilda on the bay. When not driving his cab, he makes apple cider and broods about his past.

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Brian McKenzie

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Brian McKenzie
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Kim Gyngell ... Wallace
Paul Chubb ... Syd
Barry Dickins Barry Dickins ... Bodger
Sally McKenzie Sally McKenzie ... Gail
Beverley Gardiner Beverley Gardiner ... Irene
Daniel Scharf Daniel Scharf ... Mechanic
Terry Gill Terry Gill ... Punter in black / Security guard
Peter Black Peter Black ... Punter in black
Dalibor Satalic Dalibor Satalic ... European man
Cliff Heard Cliff Heard ... Man at show
Pat Elischer Pat Elischer ... Betty
Patsy Martin Patsy Martin ... Jean
Vince D'Amico ... Man with greyhound
Simon Wilmot Simon Wilmot ... Unknown soldier
Tibor Gyapjas Tibor Gyapjas ... Lout in taxi
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Wallace is a Melbourne taxi driver who lives in a block of run-down small apartments in St Kilda on the bay. When not driving his cab, he makes apple cider and broods about his past.

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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With love to the person next to me
2 May 2005 | by kid_headcaseSee all my reviews

I found this movie on late night TV a few years ago and it really struck a chord with me. The story relates to 3 main characters, Gail, Sid and Wallace. All three are financially burdened and trying to make ends meet whilst living in rundown conditions. Gail has a job at a shoe-making factory with the small time thief, Sid. Wallace is the man who lives next door to them. He's a cab driver with a love for making apple cider. But, the most interesting thing about this quiet man is that he tapes the conversations of his taxi clients, playing them back to himself after each shift. One could easily miss the subtle objectives of this film, and it pays to 'go with the flow' to appreciate what it's saying. A realistic, gentle film tinged with melancholy and undercurrents of pathos. It's the study of a man, just outside the social order, looking and listening in, and in turn, (one feels) understanding in far greater depth what it is to be human, in all its chaos and splendor. A rare gem!


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