The Firm Man

Australia, 1974

Film
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Businessman Gerald Barker is invited to join a mysterious super corporation known as The Firm. His work in the organisation turns out to be of a unique and somewhat disturbing nature. But Gerald finds no comfort with his wife Melissa and friend Barry - his relationships with both collapse. In a surreal and strange fashion, Gerald eventually comes to understand what The Firm is about. Made on a tiny budget of $15,000 the film is a mix of naturalism and stylisation which the filmmaker hoped would work on ‘a simple, surrealistic level’. An early film from the director of “The Year My Voice Broke”, “Mouth to Mouth” and “Far East”.

Credits

director

John Duigan

Language

English

Duration

01:33:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

36511

Audience classification

MA

Subject categories

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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