Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka
In a muddled story that seems to have a few missing pieces floating about, Niel (Paul Williams) protests the Vietnam War as a student at the university, as does his girlfriend Patricia (Judy Morris). The war itself separates both of them for an indeterminate period of time -- he inexplicably volunteers to go fight in 'Nam and is wounded, while she volunteers for the Viet Cong and is thrown in jail back home for that activity. Later, both end up married and living a comfortable life in Melbourne. Two of their seriously screwed-up friends have their own traumas to handle or mishandle, and no one seems to get along very well as a consequence. The plot holes in the story are a challenge to try and fill, even with the best imagination.
coming-of-age, family, friendship, war