They're a Weird Mob

Film, Comedy
The first of Michael Powell's Australian ventures, a very bizarre comedy about the prejudicial problems that face a young Italian who emigrates to Sydney. There are many delightful moments of almost Hitchcockian humour centred around social embarrassment (how to eat a meringue without making a mess), and pleasing parodies of movie styles (epic Eisensteinian expressionism at a building site). Hardly a great film, but an exhilarating and playful demolition of nationalist stereotypes.

By: GA

Release details

Duration: 112 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Michael Powell
Screenwriter: Richard Imrie Emeric Pressburger
Cast: Walter Chiari
Claire Dunne
Chips Rafferty
Alida Chelli
Ed Devereaux
John Meillon
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