This a documentary about a very small island in the South Pacific that is essential to the United States SAC program to use as a refueling base. In exchange for this honor, the CIA institutes a program that allows these tropical islanders to watch American television. With extension cords strewn about this small (a couple miles around) island, people sit in their straw lean to’s and huts and watch American television. An American via agent gets tapes from ABC and this film documents the effect that this media and propaganda has on these innocent island people.
Nuclear war breaks out and the staff and patients of a mental hospital take refuge in an underground bunker and accidentally get locked in. Discipline soon disintegrates and the patients, led by Richard, start to resist authority. Richard devises a scheme for a new social order where the sane will take no part.
Andrew “Dad” McQuade, a tough farmer, faces ruin because of a bank loan he cannot repay. He decides to sell a fifty-acre field called ‘Possum Paddock’ to his greedy neighbour, Dan Martin. However, Hugh Bracken, who is dating McQuade’s daughter, Nancy, sells his car to pay off the old man’s debts. He then discovers that a railway is to go through the paddock and is worth a fortune.
Characters adrift in an isolated landscape collide with the past and each other as they unravel the secrets of a dead man’s dreams. A moody meditation on anti-heroism, the film pays tribute to the black and white style of cinema noir.
Nazi war criminal Franz Kessler is an expert in germ warfare living in Hong Kong. In order to maintain his rich lifestyle he does a deal to provide terrorists them with a lethal gas. To protect himself he plants a timebomb in a Hong Kong sewer along with a large sample of his wares. When things don’t go to plan the police find themselves in a desperate search to prevent it from detonating.
In 1995, siblings Anna and Adam Broinowski, the children of Australian diplomats in Tokyo decided to embark on the exploration of underground Japanese counter-culture. The high-wire exercise gave life to Hell Bento. As relevant as Tod Browning’s notorious movie Freaks (1932), this one-hour documentary has gathered a reputation of the perverse masterpiece.
After their late-life marriage, a middle-aged Australian couple move to the countryside. Their life and tempestuous marriage is detailed.
In ’60’s-era Australia, a college freshman must navigate freshman hazing, a distant mother, and a shaky relationship with his girlfriend.