Inclusive lists of Australasian feature films

My intention is to list every feature film made (or intended to be made) in Australasia with name of director/s and release date. Note that I am not able to ensure that every film listed here was actually completed or released.
A list by date is also provided.
Many telemovies are included, but not shorts nor docos.
New Zealand films include 'NZ' in the entry.
There are also separate lists for NZ films by title and by date.


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La Revanche (W. J. Lincoln, 1916) based on Nurse Cavell story

Lady Outlaw, The (Alfred Rolfe, 1911) Australian Photo-Play Company; Charles Villiers

Lake Mungo (Joel Anderson, 2008) wr. Joel Anderson, prod. Georgie Nevile, David Rapsey, dp John Brawley; Rosie Traynor, David Pledger, Martin Sharpe, Steve Jodrell; horror, mystery; shot in Ararat; teenager drowns inexplicably in country weir; in documentary style

Lady, Stay Dead (Terry Bourke, 1980) prod. Terry Bourke for Ryntare Productions, wr. Terry Bourke, dp Ray Henman, music Bob Young, design Bob Hill, ed. Ron Williams; Deborah Coulls, James Elliott, Les Foxcroft, Chard Haywood, Louise Howitt, Roger Ward; woman in peril thriller; Eastman colour, 35 mm, 92 min.

Ladykiller (Bill Mousoulis, 1994) Rhys Muldoon; serial killer

Landfall (Paul Maunder, 1977) NZ National Film Unit for BCNZ, prod. David H. Fowler, wr. Paul Maunder, dp Lynton Diggle; Denise Maunder, John Anderson, Sam Neill, Gael Anderson, Rowena Zinsli; 3100ft, 86 min.

Lantana (Ray Lawrence, 2001) wr. Andrew Bovell (play and screenplay), prod. Jan Chapman, dp Mandy Walker; Anthony LaPaglia, Geoffrey Rush, Barbara Hershey, Kerry Armstrong, Rachael Blake, Vince Colosimo, Russell Dykstra, Daniella Farinacci, Peter Phelps, Leah Purcell, Glenn Robbins, 115 min.; AFI 2001: best picture, direction, actor, actress ...

Last Bastion, The (Chris Thompson, 1984) miniseries; Timothy West, Michael Blakemore, Robert Vaughn, Warren Mitchell, Ray Barrett, Bill Hunter, Max Cullen, Vincent Ball, Tony Barry, Simon Chilvers, John Clayton, Tim Robertson, June Salter, Duncan Wass, Leslie Wright, Harold Hopkins; WW2 war

Last Bullet, The (Michael Pattinson, 1995) telemovie; Jason Donovan, Koji Tamaki, Daniel Rigney, WW2 war

Last Cab to Darwin (Jeremy Sims, 2015) wr. Reg Cribb, Jeremy Sims from play Last Cab to Darwin by Cribb, prod. Greg Duffy; Michael Caton, Jacki Weaver; comedy-drama: taxi driver goes to Darwin for euthanasia; premiere Sydney FF

Last Chance (Alistair Brown, 1985) aka Viimeisen Kerran; wr. Alistair Brown; Jane Seaborn, Robin Dene, Simon Wolfe, Michael Woods, Mark Hembrow; action

Last Confession of Alexander Pearce, The (Michael James Rowland, 2008) Adrian Dunbar, Ciaran McMenamin, Dan Wyllie, Don Hany; based on true story of convict cannibal in Tasmania; cf. Van Diemen's Land

Last Days of Chez Nous, The (Gillian Armstrong, 1992) wr. Helen Garner; Lisa Harrow, Bruno Ganz, Kerry Fox, Miranda Otto, Kiri Paramore, Bill Hunter, Lex Marinos; 93 min.

Last Dance (David Pulbrook, 2012) Julia Blake, Danielle Carter, Firass Dirani; drama

Last Frontier, The (Simon Wincer, 1986) telemovie, prod. Jim & Hal McElroy; Jason Robards, Judy Morris

Last Magic Show, The (Andy Conlan, 2007) comedy romance; NZ

Last Man Hanged(Lewis Fitz-Gerald, 1992) dramatised doco; Colin Friels, Lewis Fitz-Gerald, Angie Milliken, John Clayton; hanging of Ronald Ryan in 1967; 60 min.

Last of the Knucklemen, The (Tim Burstall, 1979) wr. Tim Burstall, play John Power, prod. Tim Burstall, Hexagon Productions, dp Dan Burstall; Gerard Kennedy, Michael Preston, Peter Hehir, Dennis Miller, Michael Caton, Steve Rackman, Michael Duffield, Stephen Bisley (Steve Bisley), Stewart Faichney, Sean Myers, Gerry Duggan, Ross Skiffington, Les James, Tim Robertson, Saviour Summit, Margaret Buza, James Parker, Saltbush, Denise Drysdale, Helen Watts; set in a Central Australian mining camp; shot at Andamooka

Last Ride (Glendyn Ivin, 2009) wr. Mac Gudgeon, novel by Denise Young, dop Grieg Fraser; Tom Russell, Hugo Weaving; yet another film shot in the Stirling Ranges with the support of the SA Film Corporation; official site

Last Tattoo, The (John Reid, 1994) NZ

Last Train to Freo (Jeremy Sims, 2006) wr. Reg Cribb (play) Reg Cribb (screenplay) prod. Sue Taylor, Greg Duffy, Lisa Duff; Steve Le Marquand, Gigi Edgley, Tom Budge, Glenn Hazeldine, Lisa Hensley, Gillian Jones, Reg Cribb; Australian release 14 September 2006; 85 min.

Last Warhorse, The (Bob Meillon, 1985) Japanese businessman in Sydney

Last Wave, The (Peter Weir, 1977) prod. Jim & Hal McElroy, wr. Peter Weir, Tony Morphett, Petru Popescu, dp Russell Boyd, design Goran Warff, ed. Max Lemon, music Charles Wain, sound Don Connolly; Richard Chamberlain, David Gulpilil, Olivia Hamnett; thriller; Eastman colour, 35mm, 104 min.

Laugh On Dad, The (A. C. Tinsdale, 1918)

Laughing Stock (Geoff Davis, 2005) Clint Bizzell, Geoff Davis, Kate Feldman, William McInnes, Charles Tingwell; comedy

Lbf (Alex Munt, 2011) Toby Schmitz, Gracie Otto, Bianca Chiminello, Septimus Caton; music drama

Leading Edge, The (Michael Firth, 1987) NZ

Leave All Fair (John Reid, 1985) wr. Jean Betts, Stanley Harper, Maurice Pons, John Reid, prod. John O'Shea, dp Bernard Lutic; John Gielgud, Jane Birkin, Féodor Atkine, Simon Ward, Louba Guertchnikoff, Maurice Chevit, Mireille Alcantara, Léonard Pezzino, Jean Betts; John Middleton Murray and Katherine Mansfield; NZ

Left Ear (Andrew Wholley, post 2006) wr. Lech Mackiewicz, prod. Clare Mackey; lonely Polish immigrant attempts to capture his dreams on videotape

Legend Maker, The (Ian Pringle, 2015) wr. Ian Pringle, prod. Glenda Hambly, Ian Pringle; dp Brian McKenzie; Tony Nikolakopoulos, Jeremy Kewley, Adrian Mulraney; crime; may not have been completed/released?

Legend of Ben Hall, The (Matthew Holmes, 2016) wr. Matthew Holmes, prod. Michael Favell, Russell Cunningham, Matthew Holmes, Jessica Pearce, exec prod. Greg McLean; Jack Martin (Ben Hall), Callan McAuliffe, Andy McPhee, Arthur Angel, John Orcsik, Joanne Dobbin, Adam Willson, Jamie Coffa, William Lee, Angus Pilakui, Jordan Fraser-Trumble, Gregory Quinn; historical drama

Legend of Hine-Moa, The (Gustav Pauli, 1926) Gaumont, dp Gustav Pauli; Maata Hurihanganui, Akuhato, Tingarue; third of three Hinemoa film; NZ

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (Zack Snyder, 2010) animated

Leith Ratten Case, The (Tristram Miall, 1980) murder trial; VHS; 60 min.

Lemon Tree Passage (David Campbell, 2013) wr. Erica Brien, David Campbell, prod. Jeremy Ervine, dp Sam King; Jessica Tovey, Tim Phillips, Pippa Black, Tim Pocock, Andrew Ryan, Nicholas Gunn, Piera Forde, Ashlee Lollback, Dean Kirkright; horror; Australian release Halloween 2014

Leonora (Derek Strahan, 1985) wr. music Derek Strahan; Leonora is the wife of a car salesman; soft porn sexploitation; VHS

Les Patterson Saves the World (George Miller, 1987) wr. Barry Humphries, Diane Millstead (Humphries's wife at the time); Barry Humphries, Pamela Stephenson

Let George Do It (Ken G. Hall, 1938) aka In the Nick of Time; George Wallace; speedboat chase on Sydney Harbour; 52 min. OR 79 min.

Let the Balloon Go (Oliver Howes, 1976) prod. Richard Mason for Film Australia, wr. Oliver Howes, Richard Mason and Ivan Southall, from novel by Ivan Southall, dp Dean Semler, design David Copping, music George Dreyfus, ed. Max Lemon, 2AD Phillip Noyce; Robert Bettles, Jan Kingsbury, John Ewart, Ben Gabriel, Ken Goodlet, Ray Barrett, Jan Kingsbury, Nigel Lovell, Charles Metcalfe, Grant Page, Goff Vockler; children's movie about epileptic boy; Sydney, colour, 35mm, 78 min.

Let's Get Skase (Matthew George, 2001) co-wr. Matthew George, co-wr. Lachy Hulme; Lachy Hulme, Craig McLachlan, Alex Dimitriades, Bill Kerr; WA; 97 min.

Lex and Rory (Dean Murphy, 1993) Angus Benfield, Fiona MacGregor, Paul Robertson, Wendy Holics, Ashley Bindon, Stewart Faichney, Carol Brand; teen romance fantasy; preview on the tape of Broken Highway; coming-of-age film about two boys who want to get together with two girls

Libido (John B. Murray, Tim Burstall, Fred Schepisi, David Baker, 1973) colour, 35 mm., 118 min., prod. Christopher Muir, John B. Murray for Producers and Directors Guild of Australia; The Husband, dir. John B. Murray, wr. Craig McGregor, dp Eric Lomas; Mark Albiston, Elke Neidhardt, Bryon Williams; The Child, dir. Tim Burstall, wr. Hal Porter, dp Robin Copping; Bruce Barry, Jill Forster, Judy Morris, John Williams; The Priest, dir. Fred Schepisi, wr. Thomas Keneally, dp Ian Baker; Arthur Dignam, Penne Hackforth-Jones, Robyn Nevin; The Family Man, dir. David Baker, wr. David Williamson, dp Bruce McNaughton; Suzanne Brady, Max Gillies, Debbie Nankervis, Jack Thompson; Melbourne

Lie of the Land (Grahame McLean, 1987) NZ; wr. Grahame McLean; Marshall Napier

Life (Lawrence Johnston, 1995) aka Out of the Blue; wr. John Brumpton & Lawrence Johnston from the play Containment by John Brumpton (La Mama), prod. Elisa Argenzio for Rough Trade Pictures and AFI, dp Mandy Walker; John Brumpton, David Tredinnick, Robert Morgan, Belinda McClory, Libby Tanner, winner Int. Critics Prize Toronto, 4 AFI nominations; Ralph and Des share a cell in T2, the HIV isolation ward; R cert., 82 min.

Life (Anton Corbijn, 2014) German/Canadian/Australian co-production, wr. Luke Davies, prod. Emile Sherman et al.; freelance photographer on assignment for Life magazine and his friendship with actor James Dean

Life And Adventures Of John Vane, The Notorious Australian Bushranger, The, (S. A. [Stephen Australia] Fitzgerald, 1910) Spencer's Pictures, prod. Spencer's Pictures, dp Ernest Higgins; Jim Gerald, Lance Vane, Max Clifton; longest title

Life Class (Tom Cowan, 2016) Lysette Le Cerf, Cody Ross, Christophe Truschel; comedy; release 25 Oct

Life Of A Jackeroo, The (Franklyn Barrett, 1913) Tien Hogue, Tom Middleton, Ruth Wainwright; like A Blue Gum Romance, used Gosford locations and another 'corroboree'; another loyal Aboriginal saves the hero's life

Life of Harry Dare, The (Aleksi Vellis, 1995) wr. Gerald Thompson, dp Geoffrey Hall; John Moore, Nicholas Hope, Aaron Wilton, Tom Lewis, Ulli Birve; comedy; 35mm; 90 min.

Life Of Rufus Dawes, The (Alfred Rolfe, 1911) aka The Convict Hero, Spencer's Pictures, wr. Alfred Rolfe from the novel For The Term Of His Natural Life by Marcus Clarke, dp Ernest Higgins; Alfred Rolfe, Lily Dampier [Rolfe's wife], Raymond Longford; 4000 ft

Life Story Of John Lee, The, or The Man They Could Not Hang (Robert Scott, 1912) wr. prod. Phillip Lytton, dp Herbert Finlay; Mervyn Barrington, Edna Phillips, Robert Scott, Robert Henry, Fred Cope; 4 reels

Life Story Of John Lee, The, or The Man They Could Not Hang (Arthur W. Sterry, 1921) Sterry and Haldane, wr. Arthur W. Sterry; dp Tasman Higgins; Rose Rooney, David Edelsten; 6 reels; remake of the 1912 film of the same name

Life's Romance Of Adam Lindsay Gordon, The (W. J. Lincoln, 1916)

Lighthorsemen, The (Simon Wincer, 1987) wr. Ian Jones, dp Dean Semler; 131 min.; the Light Horse in the last great cavalry charge in history, on Beersheba in Palestine

Lightning Jack (Simon Wincer, 1994) wr. Paul Hogan; Paul Hogan, Cuba Gooding; first film floated as a public company on the stock exchange: lost hugely

Like Minds (Gregory J. Read, 2006) aka Murderous Intent; wr. Gregory J. Read, Australia/UK co-production, prod. Jonathan Shteinman, Piers Tempest; Toni Collette, Richard Roxburgh; thriller

Lilian's Story (Jerzy Domaradzki, 1996) prod. Marian Macgowan, novel Kate Grenville 1984, based on Bea Miles; Ruth Cracknell, Barry Otto, Toni Collette, John Flaus; we see Lilian's father having sex with her; review by Peter Malone in Cinema Papers, no. 110, June 1996; (cf. NZ film The Heart of the Stag, where there is less or no trauma; cf. also another film with Cracknell, The Singer and the Dancer); Collette won Best Supporting Actress AFIs 1996

Linda Safari (Laszio Ujvari, Joan Ambrose, Peter Jeffry, Tibor Meszaros, 1989) animated

Lion (Garth Davis, 2015) wr. Luke Davies from Saroo Brierley autobiography A Long Way Home, prod. Emile Sherman, Iain Canning, Angie Fielder; Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman; Indian son reunited with birth mother

Liquid Bridge (Phillip Avalon, 2003) Ryan Kwanten, Simone Kessell, Jarrod Dean, Jeremy Sims, Tony Bonner, Carmen Duncan, Nathaniel Lees, Lani John Tupu, Boris Brkic, Robert Bruning

Listen to the Lion (Henri Safran, 1977) prod. Robert Hill for Stockton Ferri Films, wr. Robert Hill, dp MalcoLm Richards, music Michael Carlos, ed. Mervyn LLoyd; John Derum, Les Foxcroft, Barry Lovett, Wyn Roberts; mentioned by Andrew Tudor in Aust Film Reader: 231; Sydney, colour, 16 mm, 52 min.

Little Bit of Soul, A (Peter Duncan, 1997) wr. Peter Duncan; Geoffrey Rush, David Wenham, Frances O'Connor, Heather Mitchell, John Gaden, 84 min.; Diane Cook, negative review in Cinema Papers, 124, May 1998: 35-36

Little Boy Lost (Terry Bourke, 1978) prod. Phillip Avalon; John Hargreaves, Nathan Dawes, Tony Barry, Lorna Lesley, John Jarratt, James Elliott, Lex Foxcroft, Robert Quilter, Con Crosby, John Nash; "... Tracker Bindi (Steve Dodd), an Aboriginal ... is ... yet another tired reinforcement of a false stereotype": Suzanne Brown 1993, note in Scott Murray ed., Australian Film 1978-1992: A Survey of Theatrical Features, OUP, Melbourne: 18

Little Convict, The (Yoram Gross, 1979) aka Toby and the Koala

Little Death, The (Josh Lawson, 2014) wr. Josh Lawson; production company Ticket To Ride, Jamie Hilton, Michael Petroni; Lisa McCune, Bojana Novakovic, Damon Herriman, Kate Mulvany, Kim Gyngell, Kate Box, Alan Dukes, Patrick Brammall, TJ Power, Tasneem Roc, Josh Lawson, Ben Lawson, Lachy Hulme, Erin James; comedy

Little Deaths (Toby Angwin, Christopher Benz, Melanie Brunt, Ben Chessell, Sian Davies, Fin Edquist, Jarrah Gurrie, Geoff Hitchins, Giula Sandler, James Tehm, 2007) wr. Giula Sandler; casts include Adam Zwar, David Michôd, Magda Szubanski, Peter Moon; ten vignettes dealing with love, lust, sex, intimacy and relationships; anthology film

Little Feller, The (Colin Eggleston, 1982) wr. Ron McLean; Steve Bisley, Sally Conabere, Lorna Lesley; psychological thriller; Brisbane, Qld

Little Fish (Rowan Woods, 2005) prod. Vincent Sheehan, Liz Watts, Porchlight Films, wr. Jacquelin Perske, dp Danny Ruhlmann; Hugo Weaving, Cate Blanchett, Sam Neill, Martin Henderson, Dustin Nguyen, Joel Tobeck, Noni Hazlehurst, Lisa McCune, Susie Porter; set in Little Saigon outside Sydney; woman tries to escape her past as a heroin addict and set up a business in Sydney's west; to open Melbourne FF 20 July 2005; 114 min.

Little Johnny (Ralph Moser, 2011) animation

Little Jungle Boy (Mende Brown, 1970) children's

Little Monsters (tba, tba) wr. Abe Forsythe, prod. Jodi Matterson; zombies; Screen Australian story development funding

Little Sparrows (Yu-Hsiu Camille Chen, 2010) Nicola Bartlett, James Hagan, Nina Deasley, Melanie Munt, Arielle Gray, Scott Jackson, Nick Candy, Whitney Richards, Nick Gray, Simon Lockwood; drama; 88 min.

Little White Lies (Pauline Chan, 1999) crime thriller; Mimi Rogers, Andrew McFarlance, Temuera Morrison, Nicholas Hope, Linda Cropper

Living Colour (Neal Taylor, 1992) VHS

Lizzi (Stephen Huthnance, 2007) aka Lizzi and Johnny; features a 1968 Mustang GT called Lizzi

Lizzie (David Blyth, 1983) aka It's Lizzie to Those Close, aka A Woman of Good Character; drama; NZ

Loaded (Anna Campion, 1994) NZ; aka Bloody Weekend; wr. Anna Campion; Oliver Milburn, Dearbhia Molloy, Danny Cunningham, Catherine McCormack, Thandie Newton; teens making a horror film; 108 min.

Locals, The (Greg Page, 2003) horror thriller; NZ

Lonely Hearts (Paul Cox, 1982) prod. John B. Murray for Adams Packer Film Productions, exec. prod. Phillip Adams, wr. John Clarke, Paul Cox, dp Yuri Sokol, music Norman Kaye, design Neil Angwin, ed. Tim Lewis; Wendy Hughes, Norman Kaye; Eastman colour, 35mm, 95 min.

Long John Silver (Byron Haskin, 1954) Treasure Island Pictures; Robert Newton (in Pike & Cooper: 218-9); first Australian film in Cinemascope

Long Line, The (Aaron Stevenson, 1991) action

Long Lunch, The (Antony Redman, 2003) Jeanette Cronin, Ian Bliss, Vincent Gil, Alex Menglet; comedy

Long, Long Way To Tipperary, A (George Dean, 1914) prod. Higgins Brothers, Ernest Higgins

Long Weekend (Colin Eggleston, 1979) wr. Everett De Roche, prod. Colin Eggleston for Dugong Films, dp Vincent Monton, music Michael Carlos, design Larry Eastwood, ed. Brian Kavanagh; John Hargreaves, Briony Behets (director's wife); thriller; review by Adrian Martin in Murray 1995: 40 - he applies the concept 'fantastique'; Eastman colour, 35mm, widescreen, 102 min.

Long Weekend (Jamie Blanks, 2008) wr. Everett De Roche; James Caviezel, Claudia Karvan; was not released theatrically

Long Tan (Kriv Stenders, tba) aka Danger Close; wr. Paul Sullivan, Karel Segers, Jack Brislee, James Nicholas; war

Longtime Companion (Norman Rene, 1990)

Look Both Ways (Sarah Watt, 2005) prod. Bridget Ikin, Hibiscus Films, wr. Sarah Watt, dp Ray Argall; Justine Clarke (Meryl), William McInnes (Nick) (McInnes was married to the late Sarah Watt), Anthony Hayes, Andrew S. Gilbert, Andreas Sobik, Lisa Flanagan, Daniela Farinacci, Sacha Horler?; premiere SAFF Feb 2005; mix of animation and live action, set over hot weekend, when six people dealing with unexpected events find their lives intersecting; www.lookbothways.com.au; Australian release 18 August 2005; 100 min.

Lookalike, The (Richard Gray, 2014) wr. Michele Davis-Gray, dp Thomas Scott Stanton; Justin Long, John Corbett, Gillian Jacobs; crime

Looking for Alibrandi (Kate Woods, 2000) Pia Miranda, Anthony LaPaglia, Greta Scacchi, Kick Gurry, Matt Newton; Pia Miranda is looking for father Anthony LaPaglia, 103 min.

Looking for Grace (Sue Brooks, 2015) aka Driving Back from Dubbo; wr. Sue Brooks, prod. Lizzette Atkins, Sue Taylor, Alison Tilson; Richard Roxburgh, Radha Mitchell, Odessa Young, Kenya Pearson, Terry Norris, Julia Blake, Tasma Walton; family melodrama

Loot (telemovie, 2004) Jason Donovan, Anita Hegh, screened June 2004 ABCTV; franchise series

Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (Peter Jackson, 2001) dp Andrew Lesnie, adaptation of Tolkein's book; Cate Blanchett (Galadriel), Hugo Weaving, Miranda Otto; NZ

Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Peter Jackson, 2002) dp Andrew Lesnie; Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving, Miranda Otto; NZ

Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Peter Jackson, 2003) dp Andrew Lesnie; Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving, Miranda Otto; NZ

Lore (Cate Shortland, 2012) dp Adam Arkapaw; Saskia Rosendahl, Nele Trebs, André Frid; war family melodrama; German/Aust copro

Lost and Found (David Blake, 2006) wr. David Blake, prod. David Blake; Brett Climo, Rebecca Gibney, Frankie J. Holden, Nicholas Hope; drama; limited release Melbourne and Brisbane 27 April 2006

Lost Chord, The (W. J. Lincoln, 1911) Amalgamated Pictures, wr. W. J. Lincoln, dp Orrie Perry

Lost In The Bush (Peter Dodds, 1973) Production Company: Audio-Visual Education Centre, Education Department of Victoria, wr. ed. Peter Dodds, story Les Blake, dp Lee Wright; 64 min., colour, 16 mm.; Gabrielle Bulle (Jane Duff), Colin Freckleton (Isaac Duff), Richard McClelland (Frank Duff), Adrian Crick, Barbara Maroske, Don Mitchell, Bill Tregonning; in 1864, Jane Duff, aged seven, and her two younger brothers spent nine days lost in the Victorian bush before being found in an advanced state of exhaustion by a search-party led by Aboriginal trackers

Lost Islands, The (Bill Hughes, 1975) TV pilot; children's

Lost Things (Martin Murphy, 2004) wr. Stephen Sewell; Leon Ford (Garry), Charlie Garber (Brad), Lenka Kripac (Emily), Alex Vaughan (Tracey), Steve Le Marquand (Zippo); four teenagers stranded on spooky beach; horror; brief review: Oscar Hillerstrom, Empire, 45, December 2004: 32 (3/5 stars) see also: 38; Stratton review: http://www.abc.net.au/atthemovies/txt/s1237117.htm; 84 min.

Lost Tribe, The (John Laing, 1985) NZ; landscape as metaphor, psychological interior; darker heart of the menacing land

Lost Valley (Dale Bradley, 1997) NZ

Lou (Belinda Chayko, 2010) John Hurt, Emily Barclay; melodrama

Love and Other Catastrophes (Emma-Kate Croghan, 1996) wr. Yael Bergman, Emma-Kate Croghan, Helen Bandis; prod. Stavros Andonis Efthymiou; Frances O'Connor, Alice Garner, Radha Mitchell, Matt Day, Kim Gyngell; two female students struggling to complete their (Sydney) university degrees seek a flatmate; at the same time Michael (Matt Day), a medical student, is looking for a new place to stay; Adrian Martin makes an appearance as himself

Love Birds (Paul Murphy, 2011) Rhys Darby, Faye Smythe, Alvin Maharaj; romcom; NZ

Love Brokers (Garnet Mae, 1998) wr. Garnet Mae; Ben Mendelsohn, Megan Connolly, Garnet Mae, Malina Hamilton-Smith,Christopher Mae, Raymond Meyer, Rudy Meyer, Chantelle Corbet; former prostitutes now petty criminals

Love Epidemic, The (Brian Trenchard-Smith, 1975) wr. prod. Brian Trenchard-Smith, Hexagon Productions; dp Russell Boyd, ass. Ross Blake, Stuart Fist, Greg Hunter; John Ewart, Michael Laurence, Grant Page, Ros Spiers, Roger Ward; Melbourne and Sydney, colour 35 mm from 16 mm, 83 min., semi-documentary

Love in Ambush (Carl Schultz, 1997) aka Angkor, Mirabeau; wr. Carl Schultz; Jacques Perrin, Gary Sweet, Sigrid Thornton, Grant Piro, James Tolkan; political romance; Shelly Kincaid leaves her unhappy marriage for Cambodia, where her brother is accused of deserting the army in Vietnam

Love in Limbo (David Elfick, 1993) aka The Great Pretender; wr. John Cundill; Craig Adams, Aden Young, Maya Stange, Samantha Murray, Russell Crowe, Rhondda Findleton; WA; 90 min. DVD, 99 min. tape; three boys drive to Kalgoorlie to lose their virginity

Love is Now (Jim Lounsbury, 2014) prod. Behren Schultz, Eponine Films, dp Anthony Jennings; Claire van der Boom, Eamon Farren, Anna Torv, Dustin Clare, Heather Mitchell, Chris Haywood; romdram; Aust release 4 December

Love Letters from Teralba Road, The (Stephen Wallace, 1977) prod. Richard Brennan, wr. Stephen Wallace, dp Tom Cowan, music Ralph Schneider, ed. Henry Dangar; Bryan Brown, Kris McQuade, Gia Carides; Sydney, colour, 16 mm, 50 min.

Love of Lionel's Life (John Ruane, 2000) telemovie; wr. Tony Cavanaugh, Des Power, prod. Simone North, Tony Cavanaugh Production Company, Liberty Films International, Beyond Distribution, Simone North, Network Ten; Matt Day (Lionel), Nadine Garner (Lena), Alex Dimitriades (Steve), Steven Vidler (Robbie), Graeme Blundell (Stan), Carol Burns (Mavis); Lionel from outback Gundeeba in Qld searches beyond his cool life for love; he finds a girl in an international video magazine, they meet and romance blossoms, but, when she moves to Gundeeba, jealous and violent elements bring shame on the town

Love Serenade (Shirley Barrett, 1996) wr. Shirley Barrett, dp Mandy Walker; Miranda Otto, Rebecca Frith, George Shevtsov, John Alansu (Albert Lee); two sisters compete for the attentions of DJ new to small town, Sunray; the younger works in the Chinese restaurant; 101 min.

Love Story (Florian Habicht, 2011) NZ; prod. wr. Florian Habicht; Florian Habicht, Masha Yakovenko, Frank Habicht; metafilm

Love the Beast (Eric Bana, 2009) Eric Bana and his relationship with a Ford Falcon XB Coupe

Love Tyrant, The (Alfred Rolfe, 1912) aka Love, The Tyrant, Australian Photo-Play Company; Charles Villiers

Love Until (Bedrich Kabriel, 1996) aka The Ugly Dumpling; set in Czech Republic

Love You Krishna (Stanley Joseph, 2016) Marisa Lamonica, Nalini Krishnan, Zenia Starr; wealthy Indian-Australian family are subtly influenced by a mysterious stranger's visits to their Sydney mansion; romcom

Love You Twice (John V. Soto, 2017) wr. John V. Soto, Michael White; prod. Deidre Kitcher, Filmscope Entertainment; Jacqueline McKenzie, Hayley McElhinney, Myles Pollard, Shannon Berry, Ben Mortley, Ryan Panizza; scifi; WA

Loved by a Maori Chieftess (Gaston Melies, 1913) wr. Edmund Mitchell from his story, dp George Scott; first NZ film, no footage exists, two reels, 2000ft; NZ

Loved Ones, The (Sean Byrne, 2009) horror

Lovely Bones, The (Peter Jackson, 2009) US/UK/NZ copro; drama; partly shot in NZ

Lover Boy (Geoffrey Wright, 1989) wr. Geoffrey Wright; Noah Taylor (Mick), Gillian Jones (Sally), Ben Mendelsohn (Gaz), Daniel Pollock (Duck), Alice Garner (Rhonda), Peter Hosking (Lex), Beverley Gardiner (Mick's mother); 16 mm. 57 min.; inappropriate liaison between teenager and woman three times his age ends tragically; on the DVD with Metal Skin

Love's Brother (Jan Sardi, 2004) wr. Jan Sardi; Giovanni Ribisi, Adam Garcia, Amelia Warner; Brian McFarlane, 'Brotherly love and Love's Brother', Metro, 140, 2004: 22-25; brief review of DVD release: MA, Empire, 42, September 2004: 104

Lovers, The (Roland Joffé, 2015) aka Singularity; Alice Englert, Josh Hartnett, Tamsin Egerton; action adventure time travel romance

Lovers and Luggers (Ken G. Hall, 1937) aka Vengeance of the Deep (US title); scenario Frank Hurley; dp George Heath, Frank Hurley; Lloyd Hughes, Shirley Ann Richards, Sidney Wheeler; 99 min.

Low-Fat Elephants (Phillip Marzella, 2001) romcom; 90 min.

Loyal Rebel, The (Alfred Rolfe, 1915) aka Eureka Stockade Australasian Films, wr. Arthur Wright; Reynolds Denniston, Maisie Carte, Charles Villiers; 5 reels

Luck Of Roaring Camp, The (W. J. Lincoln, 1911) Amalgamated Pictures, wr. W. J. Lincoln from story by Bret Harte, dp Orrie Perry; The George Marlow Dramatic Company, incl. Ethel Buckley, Robert Inman, John Cosgrove

Lucky Break (Ben Lewin, 1994) aka The Cure, dp Vincent Monton; Gia Carides, Anthony LaPaglia, Rebecca Gibney, Jacek Koman; review by Jim Schembri in Murray 1995: 387; one of a number of Oz films with Anthony LaPaglia and partner Gia Carides; he is from South Australia, but sounds like an American because he has lived and worked there for much of his life

Lucky Country (Kriv Stenders, 2009) aka Dark Frontier, Home; wr. Andy Cox; Aden Young, Toby Wallace, Hanna Mangan Lawrence; history drama thriller

Lucky Miles (Michael James Rowland, 2007) Kenneth Moraleda, Rodney Afif, Sri Sacdpreseuth, Don Hany, Sean Mununggurr; Australian release 19 July 2007; refugees landed on remote WA coast by Indonesian crew

Luella Miller (Dane Giraud, 2005) action drama; NZ

Luigi's Ladies (Judy Morris, 1989) aka The Lunch Club; Wendy Hughes, Anne Tenney, Sandy Gore, David Rappaport, John Walton, Ray Meagher, Serge Lazareff, Joseph Spano, Max Cullen, Brian Adams, Simon Angell, Alex Angell, Prue Bassett, Johnny Hallyday, Genevieve Lemon

Lunatic's Ball, The (Michael Thorp, 1998) NZ

Lure Of The Bush, The (Claude Flemming [Franklyn Barrett?] 1918) Snowy Baker Films; wr. Jack North; dp Franklyn Barrett; Reg L. 'Snowy' Baker, Rita Tress, Claude Flemming; 6 reels

Lust and Revenge (Paul Cox, 1996) wr. Paul Cox, John Clarke, dp Nino Martinetti; Nicholas Hope, Claudia Karvan, Chris Haywood, Gosia Dobrowolska, Victoria Eagger, Norman Kaye, Ulli Birve, Robert Menzies, Bryan Dawe, John Hargreaves, Max Gillies, Wendy Hughes, Pamela Rabe; 97 min.; SAFC, FFC

Lust For Gold, The (Roy Darling, 1922)


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