Nirvana Street murder

Australia, 1990

Film
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This film tells the story of two brothers. One brother is a law abiding citizen who looks after a wealthy bedridden old lady in his spare time and tries desperately to win over the Greek immigrant parents of his girlfriend. The other is a likeable but dangerously off-the-wall criminal type who is sheltered by his ditzy pregnant girlfriend. A confrontation with the police and their Greek counterparts tears everything apart. The clash of cultures and turfs is a strong element in the story, which generally roars along with a mixture of comedy, violence and drama. Stars Ben Mendelsohn, Mark Little, Mary Coustas and the late Sheila Florance.

Credits

producer

Fiona Cochrane

production company

Cochrane Productions

Vellis

Duration

01:12:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1990

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

325375

Language

English

Audience classification

MA

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Greeks - Australia

Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers

Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers → Police films

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Greeks - Australia

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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