|Directed by||John Duigan|
|Produced by||Max Gillies
|Written by||Jack Hibberd
John Power (screenplay)
|Edited by||Tony Paterson|
|Distributed by||Greater Union
|Running time||94 minutes|
Dimboola is a 1979 Australian independent film about a country wedding reception. It is based on the 1969 play of the same name by Jack Hibberd and was principally filmed on location in Dimboola, Victoria.
English journalist arrives in a small country town to observe a wedding.
- Max Gillies
- Natalie Bate
- Bill Garner
- Jack Perry
- Esme Melville
- Dick May
- Irene Hewitt
- Val Jellay
- Chad Morgan
- Terry McDermott ... Darcy
The movie was shot in Dimboola, Jeparit and Melbourne. The budget was originally $420,000 but was reduced to $350,000. $120,000 came from the Victorian Film Corporation, $75,000 from the New South Wales Film Corporation, $80,000 from Greater Union, and the rest from private investment.
John Duigan had written all his previous movies himself, and worked in a realist style whereas Hibberd's writing was more theatrical. Hibberd had trouble collaborating and Duigan feels they had entirely different interpretations of the material which hurt the final movie.
The film was a box office disaster.
A Collector's Edition of Dimboola was released on DVD by Umbrella Entertainment in October 2006. The DVD is compatible with all region codes and includes special features such as the original theatrical trailer, audio commentary with Jack Hibberd, John Timlin and Max Gillies, and interviews with David Williamson, Jack Hibberd, John Romeril, John Duigan, Graeme Blundell, Max Gillies and Bruce Spence. Also included is a feature length film of the original stage play directed by David Williamson in 1973 and Pram Factory, a 1994 documentary on the Australian Performing Group.
- David Stratton, The Last New Wave: The Australian Film Revival, Angus & Robertson, 1980 p178-180
- Jack Clancy, "Dimboola", Cinema Papers, Oct-Nov 1978 p99-101
- "Umbrella Entertainment - Dimboola Collector's Edition". Retrieved 6 May 2013.
- "Umbrella Entertainment - Dimboola". Retrieved 6 May 2013.
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