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Director  Peter Weir
Screenplay  Peter Weir, Piers Davies
Country  Australia
6/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Drama
Duration  
Language  English
Homesdale movie poster
Release date  June 1971
Writer  Piers Davies, Peter Weir
Music director  Aunty Jack, Rory ODonoghue
Cast  Geoff Malone (Mr. Malfry), Grahame Bond (Mr. Kevin), Kate Fitzpatrick (Miss Greenoak), Doreen Warburton (Mrs. Sharpe), James Lear (Mr. Levy), James Dellit (Manager)
Similar movies  Related Peter Weir movies

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Homesdale is a 1971 Australian film directed by Peter Weir. Homesdale is a black comedy about visitors at a guest-house acting out their violent private fantasies and games under the control of the house staff.

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Plot

Several people gather at the Homesdale Hunting Lodge including butcher/rock singer Mr Kevin, war veteran Mr Vaughan, an octogenarian Mr Levy. All are tormented by Homesdale's staff and forced to participate in a series of games about death and murder in which the true character of the guests starts to emerge.

Cast

  • Geoff Malone as Mr.Malfry
  • Grahame Bond as Mr. Kevin
  • Kate Fitzpatrick as Miss Greenoak
  • Barry Donnelly as Mr. Vaughan
  • Doreen Warburton as Mrs. Sharpe
  • James Lear as Mr.Levy
  • James Dellit as Manager
  • Kosta Akon as Chief Robert
  • Richard Brennan as Robert 1
  • Peter Weir as Robert 2
  • Shirley Donald as Matron
  • Phillip Noyce as Neville
  • Production

    The movie was influenced by horror films such as The Cat and the Canary. The budget was covered by a grant from the Experimental Film and Television Fund. The film was shot at Peter Weir's own home in Sydney in March 1971.

    Release

    The film premiered at the Sydney Film Festival in June 1971 and won the Grand Prix AFI Award in November. It was screened in universities, schools, film societies and occasionally commercial cinemas, as well as on the Seven network.

    References

    Homesdale Wikipedia
    Homesdale IMDb Homesdale themoviedb.org


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