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Aro Recommended Cunnamulla


Australia 2000, 82 minutes
Dir. Dennis O'Rourke
Genres: Documentary / Controversy, Sociology


Aroview: The provocative director of GOOD WOMAN OF BANGKOK turns his lense onto the Australian community of the title, a rag-tag small-town in Outback Queensland.

Interviewing a range of inhabitants, these grizzled, gutsy locals voice their opinions on-camera with a blithe Aussie mix of humour, outrageousness and prejudice, whether discussing the state of the nation or the townsfolk’s sex-lives. Ultimately, the film perhaps never gets beyond its subjects entertaining banter, though there are glimpses of depth (and desperation) in the plight of the youngsters, dying to escape this dead-end however they can.

NZ International Film Festival 2001

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