Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom
  • 2010
  • Australia
  • 15
  • Directed by: David Michôd
  • Written by: David Michôd
  • Cast: Ben Mendelsohn, Joel Edgerton, Guy Pearce, Luke Ford, Jacki Weaver, Sullivan Stapleton, James Frecheville

Featuring a who's who of Australian character actors, writer/director David Michôd's Sundance prize-winning debut is a riveting drama about a teenager (Frecheville) who becomes trapped in a life of crime with his three uncles. It adds up to a potent Shakespearean brew that dramatises humanity's kill-or-be-killed instinct with chilling conviction.

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Dark Australian crime thriller Animal Kingdom

18 Feb 20114 stars

James Frecheville, Jacki Weaver and Guy Pearce star in David Michôd's crime flick

(15) 113min This dark Australian crime thriller has had critics lining up to heap praises upon it since its prize-winning debut at Sundance last January, and it arrives on these shores fresh from a deserved Oscar nomination in the Best Supporting…

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