This Australian black comedy is set in a migrant Greek and Turkish community in the suburb of Brunswick in Melbourne, Australia. The film's director John Ruane had grown-up in a migrant community himself in the same Melbourne city but in the suburb of Pascoe Vale.
"The script was rejected by all the major distributors, but backed by Film Victoria and the Australian Film Finance Corporation, and the Overseas Film Group in Los Angeles" according to film critic and film historian Paul Byrnes at the website 'Australian Screen'.
The "Brunswick" of this Australian movie's title is an inner suburb of the city of Melbourne in the state of Victoria in the country of Australia. The picture was actually mostly filmed in the Brunswick neighborhood featured in the film.
Though Sam Neill is always top first billed in promotional materials, second billing fluctuates with the second credit sometimes showing Zoe Carides and others John Clarke. In the film's opening credits, Carides gets second billing.