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Young Einstein

This wild, cheerful, off-the-wall comedy showcases the many talents of Australian satirist Yahoo Serious, who not only directed and plays the leading role, but also co-wrote (from his own original story), co-produced, edited and handled the stunts. Quite a lot to take on for a first-time filmmaker.

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Yahoo Serious Odile Le Clezio John Howard Pee Wee Wilson Su Cruickshank

This wild, cheerful, off-the-wall comedy showcases the many talents of Australian satirist Yahoo Serious, who not only directed and plays the leading role, but also co-wrote (from his own original story), co-produced, edited and handled the stunts. Quite a lot to take on for a first-time filmmaker.

Pic posits young Einstein as the only son of eccentric apple farmers from Australia’s southern island, Tasmania. He has a fertile mind, and is forever discovering things: it’s not his fault that, by 1905 when the film’s set, gravity has already been discovered by someone else.

According to the film, Einstein discovers accidentally how to split the atom while experimenting methods of injecting bubbles into home-brewed beer. He sets off for mainland Australia (a comically lengthy journey) to patent his invention, and meets French genius Marie Curie (Odile Le Clezio) on a train; he also meets villain and patents stealer Preston Preston (John Howard), scion of a family of Perth entrepreneurs.

The entire production rests on the shoulders of its director/star. Fortunately Serious (born Greg Pead), a long-haired gangly clown, exhibits a brash and confident sense of humor, endearing personality, and a fondness for sight gags.

Young Einstein

Australia

Production: Serious. Director Yahoo Serious; Producer Yahoo Serious, Warwick Ross, David Roach; Screenplay David Roach, Yahoo Serious; Camera Jeff Darling; Editor Yahoo Serious; Music William Motzing, Martin Armiger, Tommy Tycho; Art Director Steve Marr, Laurie Faen, Colin Gibson, Ron Highfield

Crew: (Color) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1988. Running time: 89 MIN.

With: Yahoo Serious Odile Le Clezio John Howard Pee Wee Wilson Su Cruickshank

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