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The Lounge Bar

New Zealand, 1988 (MIFF 1989, Fiction)

Director: Don McGlashen, Harry Sinclair

A lonely bar. A girl, A country and western singer in the comer. Who needs anything more to relive the violent past? A post-modern black comedy.

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