The Cars That Ate Paris


In the hard edged near future, anti-hero Arthur Waldo (Terry Camilleri) ends up in the rural Australian village of Paris. Taken in by the Mayor (John Meillon), Arthur must navigate the tension between the corrupt town establishment and the wild new generation of Parisians – all of whom are concealing a horrific secret.

24 years before The Truman Show, director Peter Weir gives us a surreal black comedy set in a sinister small town.

DIRECTOR: Peter Weir  PRODUCERS: Hal McElroy and Jim McElroy  WRITER: Peter Weir   ORIGINAL STORY : Peter Weir, Keith Gow, Piers Davies  CAST: John Meillon, Terry Camilleri, Kevin Miles  MUSIC: Bruce Smeaton  CINEMATOGRAPHY: John McLean EDITOR: Wayne LeClos  PRODUCTION COMPANIES: Salt Pan Films and Royce Smeal Film Productions.

YEAR: 1974.  RUNNING TIME: 91 Mins   COUNTRY: Australia  LANGUAGE: English

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