Movies

The three segments in the trilogy had relatively little thematic or stylistic connection, apart from what might be called the Commonwealth Film Unit's - the federal government's production a... read more


Amedeo (Alberto Sordi) is a lonely Italian immigrant PMG linesman living and working in the desert near Broken Hill. When he heads to town to see if he can meet up with a nice woman in the Italian c... read more


(Image:  a scene in Gentle Strangers) A short feature about the problems faced in Australia by Asian students, produced by the Federal film production agency Film Australia (previously called th... read more


(Left: Ilhan Kuyululu and Ayten Kuyululu) Murat (Ilhan Kuyululu), an older Turkish migrant in Australia, works hard to achieve his dream of buying a truck, and of returning a rich man to Turkey to ma... read more


Kostas (Takis Emmanuel), formerly a journalist in Greece, now a taxi driver in Melbourne, spots Carol (Wendy Hughes), divorced mother of one, at the airport and asks her for a dinner date. Kostas is ... read more


A dramatised documentary telling the story of Mike (Mycola) and Stefani, two Ukrainian refugees and their experiences in the second world war, and their ultimately successful attempt to migrate to Aus... read more


Gino Condello (Vince Colosimo) is an Italian Australian high school student in the inner suburb of Fitzroy in Melbourne. Gino's best mate is the hyperactive class clown Renato (Maurice Devincentis) a... read more

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(Left: Yelena Zigon in Promised Woman) The promised woman of the title is Antigone (Yugoslav actress Yelena Zigon), who leaves her village in Greece to come to Australia to marry Telis (Nikos Gerissi... read more


(Note: this synopsis and listing contains spoilers). After credits over opening shots of a 'silver city' (army nissen huts made out of galvanised roofing iron, originally for army use and widely buil... read more


Nino Culotta (Walter Chiari), an Italian journalist, arrives in Sydney and after finding things aren't as expected or hoped for at his sports magazine, gets a job as a builder's labourer and immediate... read more


Funny Things Happen Down Under
Olivia Newton-John listens to Ian Turpie on screen while having an affair off-screen ... and this was a family film ...