In this inversion of the buddy-film, two technicians manning a tracking station on the Victorian High Plains pursue opposite ways of coping with isolation. The ageing Cunningham (Evans) seems to be rejuvenated by and obsessed with the landscape, while the younger Barker (Moir) withdraws into the interior and technical world of the station. The film explores the anxiety of isolation in the wilderness – a reoccurring theme in Australian cinema – but here it is within an alpine setting rather than the usual 'dead heart’ of the outback. As described by Marcus Breen in Australian film 1978-1992, Ian Pringle’s existential drama is a bold attempt to examine psychosocial issues of disorientation, filmed in a European-style but set in an Australian context. Print courtesy National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.
Dr. Daniel Challis and Ellie Grimbridge stumble onto a gruesome murder scheme when Ellie's novelty-salesman father, Harry, is killed while in possession of a strange mask made by the Silver Shamrock mask company.
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The Soviets have developed a revolutionary new jet fighter, called "Firefox". Naturally, the British are worried that the jet will be used as a first-strike weapon, as rumours say that the jet is indetectable on radar.
In the smog-choked dystopian Los Angeles of 2019, blade runner Rick Deckard is called out of retirement to terminate a quartet of replicants who have escaped to Earth seeking their creator for a way to extend their short life spans.
Man remembers 48 crucial hours in his life when, as a teenager, he visited his mother, the favorite woman of an important politician, in a bordello owned by her, right before some important political changes in Brazil, in 1937.
Have you watched Plains of Heaven yet? What did you think about it?