Highlighting a culture of astonishing juxtapositions and contradictions, O’Rourke’s brilliant documentary records Independence Day in Papua New Guinea in 1975. Unfolding casually, with a loose observational structure, the film compares the pageantry of local celebrations with the official ceremony in the capital and offers a vivid tapestry of a country hovering uneasily between traditional culture and Western modernisation.
Based on Paolo Villaggio's books "Fantozzi" and "Il secondo, tragico Fantozzi", which are popular in Italy, this film tells the story of an unfortunate accountant's life over the course of one year, shown in a variety of sketches, segments and provocative sequences making Fantozzi a very unlucky person indeed.
During World War I, a German U-boat sinks a British ship and takes the survivors on board. After it takes a wrong turn, the submarine takes them to the unknown land of Caprona, where they find dinosaurs and neanderthals.
On Saint Valentine's Day in 1900, the female students at a private Australian school are given permission by their stern headmistress to travel to an ancient volcanic outcropping for an afternoon picnic.