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He Died with a Felafel in His Hand (2001)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 30 August 2001 (Australia)
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A nightmare chase through hell in a never-ending, unrequited daisy chain of desire...

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Richard Lowenstein
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Noah Taylor ... Danny
Emily Hamilton ... Sam
Romane Bohringer ... Anya
Alex Menglet Alex Menglet ... Taylor
Brett Stewart Brett Stewart ... Flip
Damian Walshe-Howling ... Milo
Torquil Neilson Torquil Neilson ... Otis
Sophie Lee Sophie Lee ... Nina
Francis McMahon ... Dirk
Ian Hughes ... Iain the Socialist
Robert Rimmer Robert Rimmer ... Derek the Bank Clerk
Sayuri Tanoue Sayuri Tanoue ... Satomi Tiger
Linal Haft Linal Haft ... Brisbane Goon 1
Nathan Kotzur Nathan Kotzur ... Brisbane Goon 2
Haskel Daniel Haskel Daniel ... Jabber (as Haskel Daniels)
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A search for love, meaning and bathroom solitude. Danny goes through a series of shared housing experiences in a succession of cities on the east coast of Australia. Together these vignettes form a narrative that is surprisingly reflective. Written by Film Movement

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Some people will do anything to get out of paying the rent

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Comedy | Romance

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Australia | Italy

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 August 2001 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

E morì con un felafel in mano See more »

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Budget:

AUD 3,900,000 (estimated)
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Color
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Trivia

The opening line of the credits reads 'For Michael 1960 -1997', referring to Michael Hutchence, a close friend of director Lowenstein. See more »

Goofs

In the scene with Dirk and Nina arguing over the pineapple chunks, the label on the can changes from shot to shot, from "pineapple pieces" to "sliced pineapple". Neither can contains "pineapple chunks" as said in the dialogue. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Danny: Flip, turn the fucking TV off! People are trying to sleep.
[Flip does not respond]
Danny: Flip, have some fucking consideration.
[Danny turns the TV off]
Danny: For Christ's sake, Flip... Flipster? Oh, shit. Shit! Fuck!
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Crazy Credits

Apologies to: Jean-Luc Godard, Buster Keaton, Louise Brooks, Anna Karina, Antonin Artand, Robert Bresson, Jean-Pierre Melville, Andrei Tarkovsky, Fedorico Fellini, Emir Kusturica, Wong Kar Wei, Yasujiro Ozu, Jean-Paul Satre, Simone de Beauvoir, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean-Pierre Leaud, Alain Delon, Francis Ford Coppola, Elvis Presley & Sandy Harbutt. See more »

Connections

References Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Ya Ya Ringe Ringe Raja
Written by Lee Dorsey, Clarence Lewis, and Morris Levy
Performed by Goran Bregovic and Kolic Zlatko
© 1961 EMI Longitude Music Co.
Licensed & Administered by EMI Music Publishing Australia Pty Ltd
Courtesy of Mercury Records France
Under license from Universal Music Australia
from the original soundtrack for Underground (1995)
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So true
9 September 2001 | by techconSee all my reviews

If you have ever lived in a share house then I reckon you'll immediately appreciate this movie.

I think Noah Taylor did a brilliant job in this movie, we need more like it. The director (Richard Lowenstein) did a great job of not making Noah look like Nick Cave, too much! I also loved the sound track to this movie..who would think of using Dr Who sound track in their movie...very funny.

Overall this movie from start to finish was very entertaining, almost a laugh a minute. All up a fantastic movie.


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