MUSHROOMS

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Cast

Julia Blake
Simon Chilvers
Lynette Curran

Director

Alan Madden

Producer

Richard Harper, Brian Rosen

Genres

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Film synopsis

A deliciously dark gastronomic comedy, Mushrooms is an Aussie dish of home-style cooking destined to leave an altogether unique aftertaste.

Looking for refuge from the police, an on the run thief stumbles into the residence of elderly charmers Flo (AFI Award winner Julia BlakeHotel Sorrento) and Minnie (AFI Award-winner Lynette CurranThe Boys). Making inroads on the investigation and hot on the thief’s trail, Officer Instep (Simon ChilversChangi) also encounters the humble ladies’ hospitality and takes up lodgings in the next room – severely complicating any escape plans.

But when a gas leak in the fugitive’s room causes his untimely demise – Flo and Minnie, with a larcenous history of their own, will do everything in their power to keep the death of their harboured criminal under wraps from the veteran sergeant-in-residence… even if it comes to cooking up a few new recipes.

A clever dish of and deceit in the cult tradition of Shallow Grave and The Green Butchers, Mushrooms will feed your intrigue and entice you to ask for seconds.

 

Running time

93 Minutes

Country of origin

Australia

Year of production

1995

Classification

Adult themes