Bliss

Australia, 1985

Film
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Bliss is the story of a man who so misunderstood the world that he almost got it right. The man is Harry Joy, he is happy, he has a successful business, a lovely wife and two loving children. When he dies, his life is ruined. He comes back to life and takes a good look at the world around him. His wife is sleeping with his partner, half of everything he eats causes cancer and an elephant sits on his car. No wonder Harry Joy believes that he has gone to hell. This film is based on the novel by Peter Carey. Cast includes Barry Otto, Lynette Curran, Helen Jones, Miles Buchanan and Gia Carides.

Credits

producer

Anthony Buckley

production company

New South Wales Film Corporation

Window III

Duration

01:50:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1985

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

36536

Language

English

Audience classification

MA

Subject categories

Adaptations

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Australia

Literature → Australian literature - Film and video adaptations

Literature → Carey, Peter

Literature → Literature

Music & Performing Arts → Best, Pete, 1941-

People → Best, Pete, 1941-

People → Carey, Peter

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

VHS; Preservation Print (Section 5)

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