Wallace is an efficiency expert, managing the high-profile downsizing of a major auto parts factory. But when he is hired to evaluate a small moccasin factory which seems from another era, Wallace has to reconsider the rapid modernisation he advocates, as he is confronted by the human faces such plans hurt.

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Writers Max Dann and Andrew Knight have fashioned a gentle comedy, which like all good comedies, has something serious to say. Mark Joffe's subtle direction emphasises the slightly off-the-wall humour, and a first-rate ensemble cast provides wonderful characterisation. Ben Mendelsohn is a delight as the lovesick youth who yearns for the boss' daughter (Rebecca Rigg), without realising that a much nicer girl (Toni Colette) adores him. Russell Crowe is superbly slimy as an opportunistic member of Ball's sale staff.

Spotswood is a very Australian, very dry, very amusing film.

 

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1 hour 35 min
In Cinemas 09 October 1992,

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