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Dream-Makers

New Zealand, 1992 (MIFF 1993, Fiction)

Director: Robert Sarkies

A lunatic nightmare, from the fertile imagina­tion of a 25-year-old Dunedin filmmaker exposed to a media-mix diet of toilet cleaner, advertisements and horror movies.

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