Compo (1989)

Genres - Drama  |   Countries - Australia  |  
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The Australian Compo is a life-is-tough opus centering around college-grad Jeremy Stafford. Unleashed on the world with all sorts of wonderful notions as to how to better the lot of his fellow men, Stafford takes a job at a government unemployment-compensation office. As he dispenses "compo" to the laid-off and the fired, he begins to chafe at the bureaucracy and poor management attending his job. Before long, his idealism has been hammered into plodding conformity. Or maybe it hasn't, so keep watching. Compo serves to prove that the phrase "We are the government, and we're here to help you," doesn't fly in Australia, either.

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against-the-system, bureaucracy, government, ideals