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Down Under review: The shenanigans in the shire is an absurdly entertaining riot.
Down Under review by Sacha Hall, Lff 2016.
Welcome to my back yard!
The Shire. No, not the land of hobbits you know on middle-earth but the surf-loving, fair-dinkum locale of sporting stars, swimsuit models and middle to upper class white folks. An area that is as iconic to Sydneysider’s as Bondi is to the world.
Flipping racially driven tragedy into comedy, Forsythe delivers an acerbic tale set during the aftermath of the 2005 Cronulla riots with two carloads of hotheads throwing common sense out of their pussy-wagon and hotted-up Commie windows.
In the homologous suburb of Lakemba, Hassim (Lincoln Younes) eschews the middle-eastern stereotype; he’s studious, »
- Sacha Hall
Photographer credit: David Dare Parker
Distributed by StudioCanal, the film is a black comedy set during the aftermath of the Cronulla riots.
As Forsythe's second feature, it is the story of two carloads of hotheads from both sides of the fight destined to collide..
Sincere, though misguided, intent gives way to farcical ineptitude as this hilarious yet poignant story of ignorance, fear and kebab-cravings unfolds, and what was meant to be a retaliation mission turns into something neither side could have imagined.
During the shoot, Forsythe told If the narrative mined comedy through the heavy drama.
.The humour turns »
- Staff Writer
2 items from 2016
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