May 2012


Pure brilliance.

http://www.totalfilm.com/news/django-unchained-footage-revealed-cannes-reaction

New images from “Django Unchained”……

Julia Cody has shielded her seventeen year old son, Joshua “J” Cody (James Frecheville), from her Melbourne-based criminal relatives for years. Then Julia dies from a heroin overdose and J has no other choice than to contact his grandmother, Janine “Smurf” Cody (Jacki Weaver), the family matriarch. Smurf rules the family with a borderline incestuous love over her three sons, the quietly menacing Andrew “Pope” Cody (Ben Mendelsohn), the hyperactive Craig Cody (Sullivan Stapleton), and the barely of age Darren Cody (Luke Ford). Pope and his best friend, Barry “Baz” Brown (Joel Edgerton), are armed robbers, with Darren their up and coming apprentice, while Craig is a mid level drug dealer. Melbourne’s Armed Robbery Squad with Sgt Nathan Leckie (Guy Pearce) in the frontseat is after specifically Pope, who is hiding out. Then the standoff between the Codys and the Armed Robbery Squad is brought up a notch…

Its always a treat for me to see wellmade Australian movies after my years of living there. Hearing the aussie accent, seeing wellknown environments and the general feeling of Australia. I reckon the movieindustry in Australia is not really getting the attention it deserves, but in this case the production of “Animal Kingdom” has gotten welldeserved worldwide positive critique. This is very wellmade as said, intense with great acting. And somehow I felt this weird feeling of watching more of a documentary, placing you almost in a bubble as a viewer. Despite the fact that I am not that fond of gangster/mafia/criminal movies, this is quite good. (4 out of 5)

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