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The Big End

Australia, 1989 (MIFF 1989, Fiction)

Director: David Caesar

Don is a suburban hero who only wants to fix the big end on his Holden and take his girlfriend up North, but his dreams are upset by his pragmatism. He progressively loses everything, decides to sell out, even sells the Holden. A good, well-acted script, with concisely edited scenes, builds this story in a way that is totally consistent with notions of short film fiction.

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