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Issue Details: First known date: 1977... 1977 The Plumber
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'Jill and husband Brian are academics living on campus. Jill works on her thesis at home, when one morning she opens the door to the plumber. She is puzzled. There is nothing wrong with their plumbing. The plumber thinks differently and begins to take their bathroom apart searching for an elusive fault. What follows is five days of hell and mental torment for Jill that will change her life, and the plumber's. She opened her door to a nightmare.'

Source: Screen Australia. (Sighted: 3/2/2014)

Notes

  • Telemovie.
  • The Plumber was one of six telemovies put together by Lynton Taylor, vice president in charge of programming at the Nine Network, in conjunction with Film Australia and the South Australian Film Corporation. Other films in the series included Oliver Howes's Say You Want Me and Arch Nicholson's A Good Thing Going.

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Years of Living Dangerously : The Last Wave, The Plumber, Gallipoli, The Year of Living Dangerously Sue Mathews , 2014 single work interview
— Appears in: Peter Weir : Interviews 2014; (p. 85-104)
Interview conducted in 1985.
Fear in Peter Weir's Australian Films : A Matter of Control Theodore F. Sheckels , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 23 no. 1 2009; (p. 75-80)
Many have noted the prevalence of the emotion of fear in Peter Weir's Australian films. In dealing with this fear, commentators have directed their focus at the world external to that which Weir's characters inhabit. The commentators have asked what is it 'out there' that these characters are so afraid of. As is wont of all good scholars they have attempted to discern an answer that unites Weir's oeuvre.
Commanding Waves : The Films of Peter Weir Romy Sutherland , 2005 single work biography
— Appears in: Senses of Cinema , January - March no. 34 2005;
Peter Weir - Master of Unease Terry Dowling (interviewer), George Mannix (interviewer), 1980 single work interview
— Appears in: Science Fiction : A Review of Speculative Literature , vol. 3 no. 1 (Issue 7) 1980; (p. 7-27) Peter Weir : Interviews 2014; (p. 111-132)
Fear in Peter Weir's Australian Films : A Matter of Control Theodore F. Sheckels , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 23 no. 1 2009; (p. 75-80)
Many have noted the prevalence of the emotion of fear in Peter Weir's Australian films. In dealing with this fear, commentators have directed their focus at the world external to that which Weir's characters inhabit. The commentators have asked what is it 'out there' that these characters are so afraid of. As is wont of all good scholars they have attempted to discern an answer that unites Weir's oeuvre.
Commanding Waves : The Films of Peter Weir Romy Sutherland , 2005 single work biography
— Appears in: Senses of Cinema , January - March no. 34 2005;
Peter Weir - Master of Unease Terry Dowling (interviewer), George Mannix (interviewer), 1980 single work interview
— Appears in: Science Fiction : A Review of Speculative Literature , vol. 3 no. 1 (Issue 7) 1980; (p. 7-27) Peter Weir : Interviews 2014; (p. 111-132)
Years of Living Dangerously : The Last Wave, The Plumber, Gallipoli, The Year of Living Dangerously Sue Mathews , 2014 single work interview
— Appears in: Peter Weir : Interviews 2014; (p. 85-104)
Interview conducted in 1985.
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