Australia’s Cinematic Dystopias Are Not Like Other Nations’ Cinematic Dystopias

“When Americans make films about a world in which the only law is the gun, they tend towards the romantic – for example, almost every western … Everybody else’s dystopias, from The Matrix to 1984, are those in which the powers that be are all-pervasive. Our dystopias are those in which they cannot or will not help us.”