Archive Cinema City 2015.

Mad Max

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia
Duration: 1979

Director: George Miller
Scenario: James McCausland, George Miller, Byron Kennedy

Cast: Mel Gibson, Joanne Samuel, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley, Tim Burns, Roger Ward, Lisa Aldenhoven

Programme selection: Respect to First Films


A vision of an apocalyptic future set in the wastelands of Australia. Total social decay is just around the corner in this spectacular cheap budget gang orientated road movie, where the cops do their best to lay down the law and the outlaw gangs try their hardest to defy the system. Leather clad Max Rockatansky husband, father and cop turns judge, juror and executioner after his best friend, wife and baby are killed. Here we see the final days of normality of a man who had everything to live for, and his slip into the abyss of madness. Mad Max is the antihero on the road to vengeance and oblivion.

Festivals and awards:

Australian Film Institute 1979 - Best Original Music Score, Best Achievement in Sound, Best Achievement in Editing, Avoriaz Fantastic Film Festival 1980 - Special Jury Award

Original language: English