A riotous rollercoaster of murder and mayhem set in multicultural inner Melbourne. This 1990 black comedy-thriller stars Sam Neill as Carl, a fortyish no-hoper whose takes a job as a cook in a seedy nightclub to escape his cantankerous mother. A flirtation with Greek-Australian barmaid Sophie (Zoe Carides) lands Carl on the wrong side of a vicious bouncer. If that wasn’t enough when Carl is attacked by his drug-dealing Turkish kitchenhand, Carl accidentally sparks a deepening gangland feud. Best mate Dave (John Clarke) is soon employed as Carl's protector - and gravedigger - as a band of cutthroats block Carl's path to his sweetheart.
Director: John Ruane
Writers: Boyd Oxlade and John Ruane
Stars: Sam Neill, Zoe Carides and John Clarke
SilverScreen is a free monthly screening programme of iconic and important Australian films. The films screen monthly in the comfortable theatre at Wide Angle, with plenty of opportunity for refreshments. This programme is possible through support from the Hobart City Council.