A young couple, living in a campus apartment complex, are repeatedly harassed by an eccentric plumber, who subjects them to a series of bizarre mind games while making unnecessary repairs to their bathroom.
Guests arrive at an expensive private guest house on a remote island near Sydney. The guest house and weird activities, like theatre sports and orienteering, are run by a leery eccentric. ... See full summary »
A Sydney lawyer has more to worry about than higher-than-average rainfall when he is called upon to defend five Aboriginals in court. Determined to break their silence and discover the truth behind the hidden society he suspects lives in his city, the Lawyer is drawn further, and more intimately, into a prophesy that threatens a new Armageddon, wherein all the continent shall drown.Written by
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Of the three main films that then Australian child actor Greg Rowe starred or appeared in for the South Australian Film Corporation, Storm Boy (1976), The Last Wave (1977) and Blue Fin (1978), all three films featured storms and bad weather. See more »
When Chamberlin's character leaves his office and drives in the rain the windshield wipers are moving at a fast rate. When the shot changes to inside the car the wipers are suddenly moving at a slower rate. See more »
Because of your dream and my dream too, I brought you here. But, I broken the law - of my people. Down there. Past the snake. You will found what you're looking for. Go! Now!
Will you wait here for me?
No. I'm going back to my people. Back to the dreamtime.
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I came away thinking that this was a 1997 film, produced 20 years ahead of its time. Very few films can say that, but The Last Wave really did leave one with the sense that an alien who had seen the future revealed (in a dream?) to the director how films would be shot 20 years in the future. That doesn't make it a "good" picture, when seen in the present---it just makes it remarkably fresh for an oldie. I loved the willingness of the director to tolerate silence, and to let scenes go, actionless, without screaming CUT all the time. At times, made me think of Anouk Aimee's wonderful 22-second "look" when Trintignant first held her hand.
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