A sneak preview of David Michôd’s gripping crime drama!
“Seldom is a debut feature handled with such assurance and intelligence. It’s no wonder the film walked away with the World Cinema Jury Prize at Sundance this year and recently opened to near-unanimous praise on its home turf . . . In terms of sheer potential, Michôd is currently unrivaled.” -Laura Kern, Film Comment [July/August 2010] Read more >>
A Melbourne family—a band of brothers and their ruthless mother—unravels under the strain of guilt, criminal and otherwise, with the arrival of an impressionable teenage nephew. Michôd’s nuanced study in simmering dynamics and shifting allegiances is one of the most thrilling debuts in years, inspired by the city’s darkest days in the 1970s and 80s, when cops and criminals were virtually interchangeable. Starring Guy Pearce, Ben Mendelsohn, Joel Edgerton, Luke Ford, Jacki Weaver and superb newcomer James Frecheville.
David Michôd, 2010, Australia; 112m