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

director

Aleksi Vellis

producer

Fiona Cochrane

production company

Cochrane Productions

Vellis

Language

English

Duration

01:12:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

38828

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

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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