Terry Camilleri, John Meillon, Melissa Jaffa, Kevin Miles, Max
Gillies, Peter Armstrong, Edward Howell, Bruce Spence, Derek
1974, 91 Minutes, Directed by: Peter Weir
Description:Lying in a gently rolling range
of hills, the town of Paris has prospered from the hunting and destruction of
cars: the road into Paris is a death trap. Into this trap drive George and
Arthur Waldo. George is killed; Arthur survives and is pronounced harmless by
the mayor. Although unaware, Arthur is a prisoner. He must never leave Paris.
But the town that lives by the car shall die by the car, and eventually the
hunters become the hunted, in this film directed by Peter Weir (The Truman Show,
Dead Poets Society and Witness).—
Bizarre black comedy in J.G. Ballard-ish vein about a small
Australian town that survives economically by causing traffic
accidents and then selling the scrap metal and spare parts.
(no pun intended) early movie by Aussie director Peter Weir who
later went on to mainstream Hollywood (and often boring) movies
such as The Truman Show, Dead Poet's Society and Witness. Known
in the States as Cars That Eat People.