4.5

Last Cab to Darwin

Drama Comedy Romance


 

A taxi driver with a terminal condition embarks on a long drive to Darwin in order to die with dignity.

"Last Cab to Darwin" is unmistakably an Australian film. You could change the towns and the countryside but the characters are true-blue types not found anywhere else in the world. The cinematography is stunning, with the road trip crossing a magnificent sunburnt country. In addition to the characters and scenery we are rewarded further by the unsentimental exploration of vexing social issues. The movie personalises ordeals, and then tackles them with heart just as any archetypal taxi driver might do. Dinky die.

Anne Murphy

Limited Release 6th August 2015
Icon Films 123 mins