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He Died with a Felafel in His Hand (2001)

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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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Directors: Richard Lowenstein, Lynn-Maree Milburn
Stars: James Andrews, Matthew Connell, Dana Miltins
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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 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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Storyline

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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Stereo | Dolby Digital

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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 Reservoir Dogs (1992) See more »

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The Mercy Seat
(2000 live version)
Written by Nick Cave and Mick Harvey
Performed by Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, and Susan Stenger
Mushroom Music Publishing / Mute Song Limited
Licensed from Festival Mushroom Group
Courtesy of Mute Records
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Great, but best for the Aussies
31 March 2005 | by Think_RodriguezSee all my reviews

A great Aussie film successfully continuing the tradition of character based humour that made shows such as the BBC's 'The Young Ones' so successful. The protagonist's frequent housing changes and philosophical musings are entertaining and while there isn't so much as an overall plot to tie it all together, you are absorbed by the gripping personalities of the characters. The film contains every sort of bizarre and twisted personality imaginable and flaunts them in a parade of pagan rituals, drug abuse, vaguely criminal activity and postmodern angst. However much of the humour relies on an understanding of Australian stereotypes and only viewers who are able to connect Queensland with cane toads and right wing military nut jobs, Melbourne with gangland crime and dodgy police, and Sydney with anal retentives, will appreciate the farcical situations that arise.

Not nearly as gritty as 'Trainspotting' but if the bizarre lives and apathetic self discovery of that appealed to you then you'll probably appreciate 'He Died with a Felafel in His Hand' as well. Not for people who aren't prepared to accept subtlety in films.


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