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The Office Picnic (1972)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Wood ... Clyde
Kate Fitzpatrick ... Mara
Philip Deamer Philip Deamer ... Peter
Patricia Kennedy Patricia Kennedy ... Mrs. Rourke
Gay Steele Gay Steele ... Elly
Ben Gabriel Ben Gabriel ... The Boss
Max Cullen ... Paddy
Anne Tait Anne Tait
Francis Flannagan Francis Flannagan ... (as Francis Flannigan)
Graham Richards Graham Richards
Alex Grace Alex Grace
Graham Smith Graham Smith
Byron Kennedy Byron Kennedy
Elaine Smith Elaine Smith
Don Jarry Don Jarry
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English

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17 November 1972 (Australia) See more »

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A forgotten gem of Australian bizareness
31 July 2003 | by VSandsSee all my reviews

Beautifully photographed b&w surreal black comedy is set in an Australian Public Service office in the early 70s where hierarchy and gender divisions quiver portentously, prematurely climaxing in disaster in the yearly swillathon. Real human beings emerge from public service straightjackets. A forgotten gem of Australian bizarreness. Director Cowan went on to make rampaging-female-convicts-return-to-nature pic Journey Among Women and film Winter of Our Dreams.


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