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Rolf de Heer

DR PLONK

DR PLONK

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Status: Completed

Director(s): Rolf de Heer

Long synopsis : It is the great year 1907 and Dr Plonk, famous scientist and inventor, calculates that the world will end in 101 years unless immediate action is taken. As has befallen visionaries through the ages, Plonk is ridiculed for his beliefs, by politicians, by bureaucrats, even by his faithful manservant, the deaf-mute Paulus. Proof is required. And the only acceptable proof lies in the very future that's ending. Being the lateral thinker that he is, Plonk invents a time machine. In quick succession Tiberius the dog, Plonk and Paulus all visit the future, 100 years hence. Even Prime Minister Stalk and the winsome Mrs Plonk make the trip. Not everyone returns, but all find the year 2007 a very different place than they expected...

Cast

  • Nigel Martin, Paul Blackwell, Magda Szubanski, Wayne Anthoney, Phoebe Paterson de Heer, Bogdan Koca

Crew

  • Producer(s): Rolf de Heer, Julie Ryan
  • Director(s): Rolf de Heer
  • Screenplay: Rolf de Heer
  • DP: Judd Overton
  • Editing: Tania Nehme
  • Original Music: Graham Tardif
  • Set Design: Beverley Freeman
  • Genre(s): Historical Drama

  • Production company: FANDANGO AUSTRALIA
  • Production date: 2007
  • Language: English
  • Duration: 84 min
  • Image Ratio: 1.33
  • Sound Info: Dolby Digital
  • Toronto International Film Festival 2007
  • Festival do Rio 2007
  • Sitges Film Festival 2007
  • Rome International Film Festival 2007
  • BFI London Film Festival 2007
  • Göteborg Film Festival 2008
  • Istanbul Film Festival 2008
  • Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival 2008
  • JeonJu International Film Festival 2008
  • Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival 2008
  • Munich International Film Festival 2008
  • Jerusalem Film Festival 2008
  • T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival 2008
  • Vilnius International Film Festival 2009

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