Monkey Grip (Classic Australian Films)

Umbrella EntertainmentSKU: DAVID2772
Sale price $14.95 AUD
Release Date: May 2013

Extras: "Aqua Profonda" - 2004 Interview with Producer Pat Lovell, Director Ken Cameron & Alice Garner Audio Interviews with Writer Helen Garner & Noni Hazlehurst All The Boys In Town - video clip Photo Montage Theatrical Trailer Monkey Grip- The Novel Umbrella Propaganda

Disc type: DVD
No. of discs: 1
Running time: 101
Audio format: 2
Format: PAL
Colour: Colour
Languages: English
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Image ratio: 0
Subtitles: None
Year of Production: 1982
Release Date: 01 May 2013


Monkey Grip is a film about the complication of love, desire and freedom. It is about living with men and living without men. It is the story of Nora - in her early thirties - recently divorced and caring for her thirteen year-old daughter - a woman trying to live free of the compromises of conventional domesticity and dependence upon men, who, in spite of this, is drawn into a dangerously obsessive relationship with an attractive actor addicted to heroin. The film is set in the inner Melbourne suburbs of Carlton & Fitzroy, within a network of talented, reckless rock 'n' roll musicians, actors and writers - people refusing to live by the rules of consumerist culture and safe, conventional morality, exploring the possibilities and suffering the traumas of a new sexual openness. The story takes place from one summer to the next. It explores the changes Nora undergoes in attempting to gain control over her life.

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