Film synopsis

From the award-winning director of INNOCENCE comes this heart-warming romantic comedy that won numerous awards including the AFI for Best Film.

The New York Times called director Paul Cox “a bright new film-making talent” for this enchanting story – co-written with John Clarke (THE GAMES) – of unsung hero Peter, a piano tuner, loner and kleptomaniac whose toupee only fools the man underneath. Peter still lives with his mother, but when she dies he desperately visits a dating service and meets Patricia (brilliantly played by Wendy Hughes in the year before her break-out role in CAREFUL HE MIGHT HEAR YOU), a painfully shy woman who has just moved into her own apartment. From their excruciating first date at a geriatric bingo game to an intimate evening that ends in tears, these lonely hearts soon stumble awkwardly into love.

Running time

92 Minutes

Year of production



Wendy Hughes
Norman Kaye
Jon Finlayson


Paul Cox


Phillip Adams