Kelvin and His Friends (1987)

Run Time - 75 min.  |   Countries - Australia  |  
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This documentary explores in detail the life and views of a forty-year-old bachelor who holds some unusual and unpopular views. His life is presented honestly and sympathetically, without minimizing the menacing quality of certain of his pronouncements. When he was a child, Kelvin was a classic "seventy-pound weakling," and was the class punching bag until he decided to best the bullies who attacked him and acquired both fighting skills and a beefy, muscular body, which he still maintains. He disdains permissive morality and attributes the droughts and other calamities which Australia suffers to the country's lenient attitudes towards homosexuals and others. In accordance with his views, he attends a fundamentalist church and maintains his rented room in splendid spartan fashion. When he is not occupied with his church or his workouts, his spare time is devoted to studying the history of the Nazis and the Jews.