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★★★☆☆ Having picked up the 2008 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar with The Counterfeiters, Austrian filmmaker Stefan Ruzowitzky now makes his English-language debut with Deadfall (2012). Penned by screenwriter Zach Dean, this neo-noir thriller heads onto DVD and Blu-ray under the radar, despite its star-studded cast. Eric Bana and Olivia Wilde play Addison and Liza, devoted siblings on the run after a successful casino heist. When a car accident leaves their driver dead, the pair decide to split up and make a run for the Canadian border in the middle of a blizzard - a stylishly-shot opening sequence that immediately gets you hooked.

Once things settle down, however, it becomes clear that the principal theme at work in Deadfall is that of dysfunctional family relationships. In addition to the Addison and Liza plot-line, Dean's screenplay also explores two other strained familial bonds, and the newcomer does a good job of intertwining the different plot threads, »

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