Pandemonium

Pandemonium (Haydn Keenan, 1987) aka Haydn Keenan's Pandemonium; David Argue, Amanda Dole, Arna-Maria Winchester, Mercia Deane-Johns, Esben Storm, Rainee Skinner, Kerry Mack, Lex Marinos; 88 min.; "least boring Australian film ever made" - Geoff Gardner, Murray 1995; woman arrives at Bondi saying she has been raised by dingoes

I can’t say I wasn’t warned about Pandemonium. It’s fascinating that, as Geoff Gardner wrote, this is the ‘least boring Australian film ever made’, but it is, at the same time, not particularly interesting, in the sense that it does not provokes much further thought. At least I’ve been able to see Esben Storm in a lead role.

With all its nudity and blood and four-letter obscenities, the film tries hard to offend; but it simply is not funny enough, or pacy enough, to work on anything but the most primitive level, and it was never able to secure a cinema release. Stratton: 155.


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