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Life is a 1996 Australian film about life in a section of a prison reserved for those infected with HIV.


Lawrence Johnston
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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Brumpton ... Des
David Tredinnick David Tredinnick ... Ralph
Kevin Hopkins Kevin Hopkins ... Kitchen Kev
Robert Morgan ... Snakey
Ian Scott Ian Scott ... Officer Berwick
Noel Jordan Noel Jordan ... Timmy
Jeff Kovski Jeff Kovski ... Chooki
Luke Elliot ... Wayne
Colin Mitchell Colin Mitchell ... Bully
Belinda McClory ... Sharon
Libby Tanner ... Jane
Peta Doodson ... Officer Amy
Bob Halsall ... Prison Officer 1
Dino Marnika ... Prison Officer 2
Tony Nikolakopoulos ... Prison Officer 3
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Life is a 1996 Australian film about life in a section of a prison reserved for those infected with HIV.

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'Life' as in the slammer, not that of the country squire!
23 November 2001 | by uds3See all my reviews

You wanna depress yourself stupid? here's the flick for you then!

Following Johnston's highly acclaimed documentary ETERNITY, comes his feature film debut..and what a downer! Not so much in professionalism and direction, but in choice of subject matter and dubious entertainment factor.

Based on John Brumpton's own play of the same name, LIFE is an exploration of working-class culture within the confines of a male prison. A dismal collection of HIV-positive men, find themselves well on the outer periphery within the system's hierarchial pecking-order.

If dark friendships and bleak conventions are your idea of a good time, you're going to be in your element watching this. Thanks, but WE'LL take a rain-check!

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