Road to Nhill

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  • 1997
  • 1 hr 35 min
  • 6.6  (193)

Road to Nhill is a 1997 Australian film that is both a drama and a comedy, directed by Sue Brook and produced by Domenico Procacci. The movie is about a group of friends who go on a road trip and are involved in a car accident, which ultimately leads to a mysterious and unexpected outcome. The cast includes Tony Barry, Vikki Blanche, Paul Chubb, Bill Hunter, and Val Jellay.

The film begins with a group of friends from a small Australian town, who are planning a weekend road trip to Nhill. The friends include Vic (Tony Barry), the group's leader and a local electrician, his wife Tina (Vikki Blanche), their friend Laurie (Paul Chubb), a school janitor, Brenda (Val Jellay), a retired nurse, and Phil (Bill Hunter), a local butcher. On their way to Nhill, the friends have a car accident and they are stranded in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by nothing but the vast Australian outback.

The group of friends is forced to spend the night in the car, waiting for help to arrive. As they try to figure out how to survive, they start to reminisce about their lives, sharing stories and secrets that they have never shared before. The group's experiences and memories become a canvas for their hopes, dreams, regrets, and fears.

Throughout the film, the characters reveal their vulnerabilities and desires, as they reflect on their past mistakes, lost loves, and missed opportunities. They face their deepest fears and their most brutal realities, in a profound and poignant exploration of human relationships and the meaning of life.

As the night progresses, the group of friends do not receive any immediate aid, and they are forced to come up with their means of survival. The main characters find themselves at odds with one another, as the night drags on, causing tension and animosity.

Finally, when help arrives, the group's members are no longer the same. Their experiences have brought them closer together, but also exposed them to new possibilities and risks. The accident has forced them to confront the fragility of life, as they are left to contemplate their relationships, their aspirations, and their place in the world.

Road to Nhill is a movie that offers a unique and refreshing take on life, friendship, and the human experience. Through humor, drama, and unexpected twists, the film offers a raw and honest portrait of human frailty, but also of human resilience, hope, and love. Tony Barry, Vikki Blanche, Paul Chubb, Bill Hunter, and Val Jellay deliver outstanding performances, making the characters relatable, endearing, and memorable. Overall, this movie is a must-watch for anyone looking for a more profound and meaningful film experience.

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    1 hr 35 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    6.6  (193)