About

Based partly on two real-life events that happened in Europe, this is a darkly comic film. The butcher leaves his young son to look after the shop so he can go upstairs for a little nooky with his wife. Things explode into a bloody mess what with rent due and other daily tensions reaching fever pitch…

Stuart McKenzie directs his wife, Miranda Harcourt, a pairing they would later revisit for their first feature, For Good.

Technical Info: 
Colour, 16 mm
Duration: 
13min
Production Year: 
1992
Production Company: 
Independent & General Productions
Festival/Awards: 
1993 Times London BFI International Film Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival
Sales Agent: 
NZ Film

Key Roles

Director
Writer
Producer

Key Cast

The Butcher's Wife
Miranda Harcourt
The Butcher
Murray Keane
The Landlord
Peter Harcourt

Key Crew

Cinematographer
Donald Duncan
Editor
Eric de Beus