Warm nights on a slow moving train

Australia, 1987

Film
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Wendy Hughes plays an art teacher employed at a Catholic girls’ convent school from Monday to Friday. At weekends she rides the overnight express train between Sydney and Melbourne as a prostitute in order to keep her addict brother supplied with morphine. Every week she changes her appearance, mannerisms, and personality, luring male clients who always pay and leave by 3 a.m. However, an intelligence agent (Colin Friels) becomes her lover and they team up to murder a politician on the train. Wendy Hughes exudes sensuality, power and passion in the lead role.

Credits

production company

Western Pacific Films

co-producer

Ross Dimsey

Patric Juillet

director
Duration

01:30:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1987

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

325019

Language

English

Audience classification

MA

Subject categories

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Prostitutes

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Preservation Print (Section 5)

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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