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Old Bastards

Short Film (Full Length) – 1994

PG
Parental Guidance

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.

Get off your arses and charge up your glasses to heroes and lovers and men ...
– Jim Clayton - 'Heroes and Lovers and Men'

Produced by

Frame Up Films

Source


Frame Up Films

Acknowledgements

Produced with the assistance of the QEII Arts Council of New Zealand, The New Zealand Film Commission and Television New Zealand.

Music

Closing song 'Heroes and Lovers and Men' sung by Jim Clayton

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