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.


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
You may also like