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On Time

Australia, 1956 (MIFF 1991, Retrospectives)

Director: Eric Thompson

The magnificence of Flinders Railway Station and the masterpiece of planning that keeps Victorian trains on time. There is also a series of running jokes throughout the film, a signature of Shan Benson's contribution.

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