A drama about simple people with a big problem
After a visit to a city clinic to find out why they cannot conceive a
child, a middle-aged couple from the country become caught up in a
young man's obsession when he takes advantage of the woman through
manipulation and confidential knowledge. A drunken, vulnerable moment
with the young man leads to a terrible secret and tragic events in the
town as the young man takes his obsession further.
It seems that a lot of people didn't like this film but maybe they were
expecting too much from it. I enjoyed the personal drama and the chance
to observe a group of simple towns folk go about dealing with the
events in this film.
It has a common theme of an obsessed individual who wants to be
intimate with someone who is already married. What makes it different
is the setting in an outback coastal country town where everyone knows
each other and the limited resources available to them. Not too much
effort goes into character development, just that there is a general
bleak outlook and a false happiness when the truth is hidden.
A good example of light Aussie drama..
Excellent thriller - refreshing change from Hollywood banality
I had no idea what this would be like when finding this on the shelf in
blockbusters. The reference to wolf creek got my attention (same
With no real expectations I was thrilled shocked and entertained. This
has all the elements that I need in a film..... good acting, great
script and the right 'atmosphere'.
The lead two characters were superb. The menace of Evan (Sam
Parsonson)grows as the film develops in parallel with Jess's (Lisa
Chappel) anxiety, guilt and horror.
Do yourself a favour forget the latest same old same old Hollywood
blockbuster and rent this one..