The Castle

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A working-class family from Melbourne, Australia fights city hall after being told they must vacate their beloved family home to allow for infrastructural expansion.

The quirky Kerrigan family lives together in a makeshift home they built themselves -- with great pride and a bizarre attention to detail -- a few yards from the edge of Melbourne, Australia's busy Tullamarine Airport. When a building inspector condemns the building and reveals that the government plans to use their land for an airport expansion, Darryl Kerrigan (Michael Caton) and his brood recruit hack attorney Dennis Denuto (Tiriel Mora) and prepare themselves for the fight of their lives.

It's been 20 years since The Castle was first released. Filmed over 11 days on a budget of just $750,000, the film was a runaway success and instant classic.

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“One of those comic treasures like "The Full Monty" and "Waking Ned Devine" that shows its characters in the full bloom of glorious eccentricity. ”

Roger Ebert

“Rob Sitch’s tale of blue-collar heroes with hearts of gold became one of Australia’s most widely quoted comedies and catapulted Darryl Kerrigan straight into the pool room of cinematic legends.”

Luke Buckmaster, The Guardian

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Add to Calendar 7:30pm,
Sunday 11 June
Deckchair Cinema

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Director

Rob Sitch

Year

1997

Running Time

84 minutes

Rating

Country of Origin

Australia

Language

English

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