Craig Lahiff, 99 mins, Australia, 1987, 35mm. Source: National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.

Everyone knows that the wife of Sergeant Jack Welles (Bill Hunter), the tainted boss cop of a grimy outback mining town, is having an affair with a local toy-boy (Gary Sweet). Everyone, that is, except for Welles, who's too busy trying to stash a windfall of drug money until he catches his wife and lover in the sweaty act.

Fever was one of the best and most underrated of a pack of neo-noir thrillers that came out of Australia's so-called '10BA' period. It also features one Hunter's most fleshed out 'hard man' support roles.

Presented in collaboration with the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.

Dates   Sat 11 Feb 2012, 4pm
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