With Love to the Person Next to Me

Australia, 1986

Film
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A comical study in urban alienation and taxi etiquette. Wallace is a taxi driver who lives in a St. Kilda flat with a cast of walking wounded neighbours, all of whom are chronically disconnected like him. He drives the cab at night and spends his days making cider and listening to tapes of the conversations he records secretly in the cab. Those tapes are his only real contact with the world and they allow Wallace to connect with other people’s misery. Cast includes Kim Gyngell, Sally McKenzie, Paul Chubb, Barry Dickens and Daniel Scharf

Credits

director

Brian McKenzie

producer

John Cruthers

production company

Standard Films

Language

English

Duration

01:38:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

36814

Audience classification

MA

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Taxicab drivers

Comedy

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Taxicab drivers

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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