The Cars That Ate Paris: 'Let's hand it over to the young people'

Title:
The Cars That Ate Paris: 'Let's hand it over to the young people'
NFSA ID:
147
Year:
1974
Category:
Access fees

The Pioneer’s ball is disrupted when the town’s young people show their anger, in retaliation for an earlier scene where the mayor has torched one of their cars. They unleash a storm of demolition.

The Cars That Ate Paris synopsis

Mild-mannered Arthur (Terry Camilleri) wakes up in a hospital in the quiet NSW country town of Paris after he and his brother have run off the road. The brother is dead. The mayor (John Meillon) takes Arthur under his wing, but Arthur senses that things are not right. The town’s feral youth take over the streets at night in souped-up cars. The hospital is full of brain damaged accident victims. Arthur discovers he is not allowed to leave.

Production company:
Salt-Pan Film
Producer:
Jim McElroy, Hal McElroy
Director:
Peter Weir
Screenplay:
Peter Weir
From a story by:
Keith Gow, Piers Davies, Peter Weir
Composer:
Bruce Smeaton