Whale Rider director Niki Caro’s fourth short film is comprised of six vignettes — each focusing on a different elderly man. With minimal supporting cast (Joel Tobeck has a cameo as a competence-challenged waiter), the men talk mainly to themselves or the camera. Shot on Super 8mm (with graphics from an overhead projector), Old Bastards attempts to “subvert our kindly and slightly condescending view of old men”; its dark alternative view instead paints the aging male as vigorously intolerant, lecherous, impotent, trapped or just lost.
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Music Video, 1990
Award-winning music video directed by Niki Caro
Film, 2002 (Trailer)
Feature film directed by Niki Caro
Short Film, 1993 (Full Length)
A Cannes-selected Niki Caro short film starring Joel Tobeck
Film, 2009 (Trailer, Excerpts, and Extras)
Another Niki Caro feature film
Television, 1992 (Full Length)
Another Niki Caro directed short film featuring Joel Tobeck
Music Video, 2005
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Short Film, 2009 (Full Length)
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Short Film, 1989 (Full Length)
Also features Noel Appleby as an old bastard
Film, 1990 (Excerpts)
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