The Cars That Ate Paris
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This first effort from acclaimed writer/director Peter Weir is set in the secluded rural town of Paris, Australia, where the chief source of income is provided by the orchestration of automobile accidents -- which frequently claim the lives of passing tourists, though those who survive are usually subjected to bizarre brain experiments by a loony local surgeon. One such unfortunate survivor is young Arthur, who remains in Paris after his recovery to work in the hospital, unaware (at first) of the circumstances which brought him there. Although there are many amusingly weird moments, this black… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 63%

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"Establishes many of the themes that he would revisit later in his career; it especially resembles The Truman Show in many ways."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"As a low-budget first film, director Peter Weir could've done worse, but I'm thankful that his career continued in a very different direction than this film would suggest."
‑ Derek Smith, Apollo Guide
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