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Title Dogs In Space (Movie 1986) / Director: Lowenstein, Richard.

Published Australia : ABC2 [broadcaster], 2011 December 09 at 21:30:00.
[Place of production not identified] : [Production company not identified], 1986.


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Physical description 1 streaming video file (1 hr. 43 min. 5 sec.) ; 621630774 bytes
Summary Set against the backdrop of Melbourne's late 70s punk rock scene, Dogs in Space chronicles life in a chaotic, squalid share house. Hippies, addicts, students and radicals fill their days and nights with sex, drugs, parties and television. A series of chaotic vignettes are balanced with the central romance between Sam (Michael Hutchence), the lead singer of the band, Dogs in Space and his lover Anna (Saskia Post) as the house spirals out of control. Hutchence is a brilliant symbol of reckless youth in this, his first dramatic screen role, giving Dogs in Space instant cult status upon its original release in 1986. Shortly following its release, Dogs in Space achieved cult status, and received Official Selection for the Berlin, Edinburgh, London, and New York Film Festivals. It has since been described by Geoff Andrew of Time Out as an "uplifting and deliciously different movie," and was also singled out for praise by Harlan Kennedy of Film Comment magazine as one of a number of films from the late 1980s which brought "shifting perspectives, structural experiment, and highly discomforting stories and characters" into the fold of Australian cinema. Unscreened for over twenty years, this classic film has been painstakingly restored from the original negative and remixed in 5.1 digital sound. PRODUCTION DETAILS: Producers: Glenys Rowe and Richard Lowenstein; Director: Richard Lowenstein; Ghost Pictures Pty. Ltd. / Central Park Films Pty Ltd./ Entertainment Media / The Burrows Film Group & Film Victoria.
Audience Classification MA ACMA.
Other author Lowenstein, Richard, director.
Bond, Deanna, actor.
Clario, Emma de, actor.
Haywood, Chris, actor.
Helou, Tony, actor.
Hutchence, Michael, actor.
Needles, Nique, actor.
Post, Saskia, actor.
Swanson, Laura, actor.
Walsh, Peter, actor.
Subject Feature films.
Teenagers -- Drug use.
Teenagers -- Sexual behavior.
Drug addicts.
Punk culture in motion pictures.