An amusing, if sentimental, look at one small battlefield in the war for the global marketplace, THE EFFICIENCY EXPERT depicts Australia, or more specifically the town of Spotswood, Victoria, as a preserve of eccentricity and human kindness.
We first see Spotswood's workers through the unsympathetic, indeed shocked, eyes of Wallace (Anthony Hopkins), a three-piece-suited expert who seems to specialize, for a hefty commission, in preparing ailing businesses for sale to devouring super-national conglomerates. The Balls Moccasin Factory
in Spotswood reminds Wallace of his grandfather's old house. The workers, most of whom seem to wear moccasins, he notices, ...