Bliss 1985

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Bliss ★★★½ 1985 (R)

A savage, surreal Australian comedy about an advertising executive who dies suddenly for a few minutes, and upon his awakening he finds the world maniacally, bizarrely changed. Based on the Peter Carey novel, and one of the most inspired absurdist films of the decade. 112m/C VHS . AU Barry Otto, Lynette Curran, Helen Jones; D: Ray Lawrence; W: Peter Carey. Australian Film Inst. '85: Film.