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The Breaker Upperers

Session times - This Week

Sat 26 May 4.30pm
Wed 30 May 8.15pm Wed Night Special
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The Breaker Upperers

Drug use, sex scenes, sexual references, offensive language

Genre: Comedy
Director: Madeleine Sami (feature debut), Jackie van Beek (The Inland Road)
Cast: Madeleine Sami, Jackie van Beek (What We Do In The Shadows), James Rolleston (Boy), Celia Pacquola, Rima Te Wiata (Hunt For The Wilderpeople)

Breaking up just got easier. Two best friends run a business breaking up couples for cash but when one develops a conscience their friendship unravels.

★★★★ "An original, inventive, hilarious film, one that sure leaves you wanting more from the Sami-van Beek double act" (The Listener)

"Look out couples — and Hollywood — because New Zealand comedians Jackie van Beek and Madeleine Sami are ready for stardom." (Variety)

Runtime: 81 mins

In his enchanting debut feature, Jacques Tati stars as a fussbudget of a postman who is thrown for a loop when a traveling fair comes to his village. Even in this early work, Tati was brilliantly toying with the devices (silent visual gags, minimal yet deftly deployed sound effects) and exploring the theme (the absurdity of our increasing reliance on technology) that would define his cinema.
Monsieur Hulot, Jacques Tati’s endearing clown, takes a holiday at a seaside resort, where his presence provokes one catastrophe after another. Tati’s masterpiece of gentle slapstick is a series of effortlessly well-choreographed sight gags involving dogs, boats, and firecrackers; it was the first entry in the Hulot series and the film that launched its maker to international stardom. (
Dates: 24th and 26th May (time tbc)
Other dates
31st May: MON ONCLE
7th June: PLAYTIME

14th June: TRAFIC and PARADE (double featur