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30th Anniversary — 2K restoration World Premiere

In-person Q&A with director Geoffrey Wright on Wednesday 24 April, 6.30pm at Lido Cinemas and Friday 26 April, 6.30pm at Ritz Cinemas.

“Wright shoots and cuts with an energy that would make George Miller proud”— AV Club

Revheads, hot roads and satanic mysticism coarse through the mean streets of the Melbourne suburb of Altona in this singularly dark Australian thriller.

Joe, a timid teenager grappling with the challenges of caring for his ailing father, finds solace in his obsession with petrol-guzzling muscle cars. Joe worships his best mate and fellow gearhead Dazey (a young Ben Mendelsohn), whose womanising ways have strained his romance with Roslyn. Joe’s bleak worldview begins to expand when he falls for the devil-worshipping mystic Savina. But it is Dazey that Savina truly desires, entwining the fates of all four on a journey destined for tragedy.

This breathtaking new 2K restoration awakens the complex depths of director Geoffrey Wright’s follow-up to the classic Romper Stomper, breathing new life into its gritty aesthetic and revolutionary editing techniques, and making it ripe for rediscovery and a cult classic of cinematic grime.

Nominated for 6 AFI Awards (AACTA Award)
Venice International Film Festival 1994
Toronto International Film Festival 1994

Rating

MA15+

Duration

115

Country

Australia

Director

Geoffrey Wright

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