Classics • Independent, Drama, Thriller
Smash Palace concerns itself with the marriage of former racing driver Al (Bruno Lawrence, The Quiet Earth) and French-born Jacqui (Anna Jemison, Nomads). The pair had met when she nursed him back to health following a career-ending injury. They married, returned to Al's native New Zealand to take over his late father's wrecking yard business - the Smash Palace - and had a child. But over time stagnation has set in, Jacqui's resentment of Al has grown, and things are threatening to spill over...
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