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The adventures of Priscilla, queen of the desert

Directed by: Stephan Elliott.

Cast: Terence Stamp, Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, Bill Hunter.

With a contract to perform a drag show way out in the Australian desert, Tick, Adam, and Ralph each has his own reason for wanting to leave the safety of Sydney. Christening their battered pink tour bus "Priscilla," the trio heads for the outback and into crazy adventures in even crazier outfits. DVD

 

 

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The last wave

Directed by: Peter Weir.

Cast: Richard Chamberlain, Olivia Hamnett, Gulpilil, Frederick Parslow, Vivean Gray, Nandjiwarra Amagula M.B.E., Walter Amagula, Roy Bara, Cedric Lalara, Morris Lalara.

The story of a lawyer defending a group of aboriginals accused of murder. The lawyer feels the pull of magic forces beneath the surface of civilization.
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Rabbit-proof fence

Directed by: Phillip Noyce.

Cast: Everlyn Sampi, Tianna Sansbury, Laura Monaghan, David Gulpilil, Ningali Lawford, Myarn Lawford, Deborah Mailman, Jason Clarke, Kenneth Branagh.

In 1931, Molly and her younger cousins, Gracie and Daisy, were three half-caste children from Western Australia who were taken from their parents under government edict and sent to an institution, were taught to forget their families, their culture, and re-invent themselves as members of "white" Australian society. The three girls begin an epic journey back to Western Australia, travelling 1,500 miles on foot with no food or water, and navigating by following the fence that has been built across the nation to stem an over-population of rabbits. DVD

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The rage in Placid Lake

Directed by: Tony McNamara

Cast: Ben Lee, Rose Byrne, Garry McDonald, Christopher Stollery, Nicholas Hammond, Francis McMahon, Saskia Smith, Miranda Richardson.

A comedy drama about two parentally neglected teenagers, Placid Lake and Gemma, who find the courage to believe in themselves. DVD

 

 

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Walking on water

Directed by: Tony Ayers.

Cast: Vince Colosimo, Maria Theodorakis, Nathaniel Dean, Judi Farr, Nicholas Bishop, David Bonney, Daniel Roberts, Anna Lise Phillips.

Charlie and Anna are Gavin's two best friends. They made a pact to assist the terminally ill Gavin to die when the time came. However, despite a massive dose of morphine, Gavin stays alive. Charlie ends up using a plastic bag to suffocate Gavin, hardly the dignified death they had planned. Thus begins an emotional roller coaster ride during which Charlie and Anna are forced to face the true meaning of friendship, loyalty and love. DVD.

 

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