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also known as The Cars That Eat People

The Cars That Ate Paris1974

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  • 3.2
The small town of Paris, Australia deliberately causes car accidents, then salvages and sells all valuables from the wrecks.

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This film really surprised me with its wit and symbolism. 'The Cars That Ate Paris' takes a really interesting and original premise (a small town deliberately causing accidents and profiting off of them), and shows the fabric and morality of the town decay under its crummy facade. This sounds like a very one-dimensional storyline, but the main character, Arthur, has a really good arc that runs in parallel to the townspeople. Add in a group of rowdy 'young people' (who I presume have grown up under the accident-inducing regime), and the film becomes an excellent psycho-political statement on what happens to the youth raised in a society where murder is profitable. John Meillon as the mayor is amazing, and really captures the deepness of the Mayor of Paris.

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This film really surprised me with its wit and symbolism. 'The Cars That Ate Paris' takes a really interesting and original premise (a small town deliberately causing accidents and profiting off of them), and shows the fabric and morality of the town decay under its crummy facade. This sounds like a very one-dimensional storyline, but the main character, Arthur, has a really good arc that runs in parallel to the townspeople. Add in a group of rowdy 'young people' (who I presume have grown up under the accident-inducing regime), and the film becomes an excellent psycho-political statement on what happens to the youth raised in a society where murder is profitable. John Meillon as the mayor is amazing, and really captures the deepness of the Mayor of Paris.

2 members like this review