Skip to main content

Cleaners, The

Australia, 1969 (MIFF 2011, Melbourne on Film Program 1)

Director: Malcolm Wallhead

It's early morning in Melbourne, and crowds of workers arrive, piling into the city by train and tram. During the day the streets are packed with people who dispose of rubbish without thought, necessitating an army of cleaners to keep the city clean. Day and night the cleaning goes on, in the early morning the main body of cleaners take over making the city ready for the day to come.

You can read more about this film in Senses of Cinema.

Directed by Malcolm Wallhead (1969)

See also...

Sunday in Melbourne

An experiment in the creative use of colour visuals, natural sound and dialogue commentary, this film shows the loneliness of the aimless wanderers in the city streets contrasted with those who have ... More »

American, The

Would a James A. Fitpatrick travelogue today see Melbourne today as it was in 1959? ... Directed by Darryl Wardle (1959) ... More »

Melbourne Wedding Belle

A humorous look at Melbourne, directed by Richard Mason (1954). ... You can read more about this film in Senses of Cinema. ... More »

Life in Australia: Melbourne

Part of the Life in Australia series, produced by The Australian Commonwealth Film Unit, this short takes us throught the streets of mid-60s Melbourne, from the roar of the MCG to CBD nightlife. ... More »

The Melbourne Concert Hall

Architects, administrators, interior designers, construction workers and others associated with the construction of the Melbourne Concert Hall are interviewed about the iconic Melbourne landmark ... More »

The Die-Hard - The Legend of Lasseter's Lost Gold Reef

By means of old newsreels and photographs recording the importance of gold prospecting in Australia's history, a background is created against which the legend of Lasseter's last ride is told. This ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director