In a seminar at the Australian Film and Television School last year they
made the comment that the claim was false and was added to the film
either as a joke or to problematise the distinction between 'true
stories' and fiction.
I do not have a citation at hand but can get one if you want to pursue
this further.
Peter Hughes   Department of Media Studies   La Trobe University
Bundoora VIC 3083
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