They're a Weird Mob

Film, Comedy

Time Out says

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

112 mins

Cast and crew

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