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Lucky miles - Kenneth Moraleda, Rodney Afif, Sri Sacdprascuth, Michael James Rowland

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Movie propaganda

Too much paradise.

It's 1990 and an Indonesian fishing boat abandons Iraqi and Cambodian refugees in a remote part of the Western Australia. Whilst most are quickly caught by officials, three men with nothing in common but their misfortune and determination escape arrest and begin an epic journey into the heart of Australia. Pursued by an army reservist unit, our three heroes wander deeper into the desert, desperately searching for civilisation amongst the stones of the Pilbara.

Lucky miles. A black comedy about distance, difference and dud maps. Based on a collection of almost true stories.

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film Australia drama black comedy fishing boat Indonesia refugee Western Australia desert Pilbara illegal immigrant

Persons of interest

  • Kenneth Moraleda .... Arun
  • Rodney Afif .... Youssif
  • Srisacd Sacdpraseuth .... Ramelan
  • Glenn Shea .... O'Shane
  • Don Hany .... Greg Plank
  • Sean Mununggurr .... Tom Collins
  • Sawung Jabo .... Muluk
  • Arif Hidayat .... Abdu
  • Majid Shokor .... Saleh
  • Osamah Sami .... Fiark
  • Toma Isho .... Firas
  • Majed Abbas .... Hussam
  • Asaad Abdulrazak .... Abbas
  • Samang Chan .... Chay
  • Thorl Chea .... Nol
  • Sokong Kim .... Tea
  • Rithy Dourng .... Heng
  • Chanse Nop .... Sam
  • Tevi Fanning .... Huoy
  • Hamish Michael .... Peter Coade
  • Helen Barnes .... Screenwriter
  • Michael James Rowland .... Screenwriter
  • Michael James Rowland .... Director

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Theatrical report

Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Lucky miles is the funniest movie I've see this year. It takes the piss out of asylum seekers, boat people, Arabs, Indonesians, Cambodians, Anglo-Australians, indigenous Australians, Army reservists, police, country folk... if they're on the screen then the piss is taken. And it's a dry humour, as dry as the Aussie outback in which this film is set. What's more, not once do the actors treat their characters as anything less than real.

It's hard to write about this film because it's so well made. The stories flow smoothly, weaving into and out of each other. The pacing is pert, never once plodding despite the temptation to do so (these guys are wandering about in a desert, after all). The cinematography is dramatic but never intrudes.

Lucky miles makes a good companion to Wolf Creek for life in the far outback. It's a really good film (not just a really good Australian film) that'll have you in tears and stitches at the same time. See it.

The Australia, black comedy movie Lucky miles is directed by Michael James Rowland and stars Kenneth Moraleda, Rodney Afif, Sri Sacdprascuth.

Media intelligence (DVD)

  • Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Languages: Arabic, English, French, Gumatj, Indonesian, Khmer
  • Picture: Widescreen
  • Special features:
    • Commentaries: Director Michael James Rowland
    • Deleted scenes
    • Documentaries:
      • Making of
      • The background to Lucky miles
    • Trailers: Original
  • Subtitles: English

Government security censorship classification

MA 15+ (Infrequent strong language)

Surveillance time

101 minutes (1:41 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 19 July 2007
DVD rental: 5 December 2007
DVD retail: 5 December 2007

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