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FILM: SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTS THE BREAKER UPPERERS

10 Jun 2018 | 7.00pm - 8.20pm

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In this side-splittingly funny film, NZ directors Jackie van Beek and Madeleine Sami star as best friends who run an unconventional business breaking up couples for cash.

Directors Jackie van Beek and Madeleine Sami star as Jen and Mel, who 15 years ago discovered that they were being two-timed by the same man. From heartbreak, a friendship blossomed, alongside a hearty cynicism about love and relationships. And so The Breaker Upperers was born, a business helping people who lack the courage to end their relationships.

With years of experience, Jen and Mel bring new levels of artistry to their craft. Faking deaths, impersonating cops and strippers, and feigning pregnancies are all part of their extensive repertoire. But when consciences resurface and the prospect of romance rears up, the unbreakable friendship between the two starts to show its first cracks.

Though it plays like an escapist comedy, The Breaker Upperers (executive produced by Taika Waititi, What We Do in the Shadows, SFF 2014) is also refreshingly candid about modern sexuality, and beautifully captures a multicultural community. It is a joyous, hilarious film and its creators, on this evidence, are destined for international stardom.

Enjoy a delicious, bespoke pre-film dinner in our in-house restaurant, Bellbird Dining & Bar. Click here for dinner reservations


Director: Jackie van Beek, Madeleine Sami
Screenwriter:
Jackie van Beek, Madeleine Sami
Producer:
Carthew Neal, Ainsley Gardiner, Georgina Conder
Cast:
Jackie van Beek, Madeleine Sami, James Rolleston
Distributor:
Madman Entertainment
Country:
New Zealand
Language: English

Event Information

LocationCasula Powerhouse
Arts Centre
Theatre

Duration82 mins

Ages15+

CostAdult: $17.50
Concession: $15


Phone02 9824 1121

Emailreception@casulapowerhouse.com

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