|release date||November 30 1973|
|starring||John Meillon, Terry Camilleri, Kevin Miles, Rick Scully, Max Gillies|
|trailer 1||Trailer #1|
SynopsisLying in a gently rolling range of hills, the town of Paris has prospered from the hunting and destruction of cars: the road into Paris is a death trap. Into this trap drive George and Arthur Waldo. George is killed; Arthur survives and is pronounced harmless by the mayor. Although unaware, Arthur is a prisoner. He must never leave Paris. But the town that lives by the car shall die by the car, and eventually the hunters become the hunted, in this film directed by Peter Weir (The Truman Show, Dead Poets Society and Witness).
Many years ago while traveling through France, director Peter Weir was stopped by several men in orange vests, holding a stop sign. He was told he couldn’t continue down the road and would have to use a side road instead. After starting his drive down the road, Weir thought how odd it was that although he saw no visible road construction or accident, he obliged these men and took the detour. Several months later, Weir picked up an English paper and noticed that while sensational murders filled the headlines, those who had died in tragic car accidents barely got a passing mention. It then occurred to him that if you were to kill someone, staging it as a car accident would be the best way. And out of these two isolated events, THE CARS THAT ATE PARIS was born. …Read More