The Removalists

Australia, 1975

Film

The story is the tragedy of a young police constable, new to the force and tongue-tied with inhibitions. Circumstances move him to murder, not only of a man, but also of his own morality. The dialogue - screenplay by David Williamson - is a unique combination of irony, cynicism, naivety and vulgar vitality, and the film explores subtle relationships. Based on the play by David Williamson. Stars John Hargreaves, Peter Cummins, Kate Fitzpatrick, Jacki Weaver and Chris Haywood.

Credits

director

Tom Jeffrey

producer

Margaret Fink

Language

English

Duration

01:33:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

36835

Audience classification

MA

Subject categories

Adaptations

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Murder

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Australia

Literature → Australian literature - Film and video adaptations

Literature → Literature

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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