The Passenger

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  • Location: The Events Centre, Caloundra, Not Assigned 0000 Queensland

The basic premise that starts this film is - if we were given a second chance in life, would we take more control over what we do. In other words, in the vehicle of life can a 'passenger' become a 'driver'?

This question is central to Michelangelo Antonioni's re-released 1975 film, The Passenger. The man who gets a chance to find out is David Locke (Jack Nicholson), a prominent journalist filming a documentary on civil war in Africa, a tough assignment further plagued by brutal weather and a lack of amenities. At his hotel, Locke meets a businessman named Richardson, a world traveller with no responsibilities and obligations aside from his next meeting.

When Locke finds Richardson dead in his bedroom, Locke's world is turned upside down. With a doctored passport and the duping of the hotel staff, Locke becomes Richardson.

Nicholson plays Locke as a man who increasingly looks at his freedom as one more of life's inconveniences. It's a great performance. It becomes clear that he is the last person who can make the switch from 'passenger' to 'driver'. As a journalist, he's an observer, someone comfortable behind a notebook or a camera.

At the end of the movie you can't help but feel that on the road of life, a 'passenger' really can't become the 'driver'. At least, not without severe consequences.

The Passenger
Saturday 20th September 2008
Time: 7.30pm - 9.40pm
Phone: 07 5491 4240
Price: $8 members; $14 non members

The Events Centre
20 Minchinton Street, Caloundra
Phone: 07 5491 4240
Fax: 07 5491 4944

In 2008 The Events Centre is inviting patrons to become members of The Centre. Members will be entitled to 10% discount off selected Events Centre shows as well as food and beverage discounts. In addition to this The Centre will arrange a number of "Members Only" experiences such as meeting performers and casts, Behind the Scenes tours & social occasions. is our online ticketing agent allowing you to purchase tickets to shows and events directly online. Just a few clicks on the internet and you can purchase tickets to any one of our great shows.

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