A Little Piece of Heaven tells a story of love, friendship, and solidarity, aspects of life that allows us to live with dignity even at the most difficult of times. Set within the walls of ... See full summary »
A new detective is attached to a major crime squad in a tough southern district of Sydney. This creates tensions within the squad, particularly when the squad is called out to a homicide ... See full summary »
Beneath the placid facade of Canberra, amidst rising tension between China and America, senior political journalist Harriet Dunkley uncovers a secret city of interlocked conspiracies, putting innocent lives in danger including her own.
While walking to buy cigarettes, the professional dancer Daniel is abducted and raped over many days by three hooded women. When he is released, the director of his company Isabel has already replaced him in the play and his girlfriend gives him a cold reception. The disturbed and humiliated Daniel leaves the dance company and travels obsessed to seek out the abductors. Daniel has sex with many women that he suspects that might be the kidnappers. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
In these days of 'safe' cinema, it's great to see a bold director not afraid to take big risks. This is challenging cinema, and though there is nudity and sex, it is never gratuitous. It is intelligent, well-filmed, and with nice music. It's the best performance I've seen from Tom Long.
The consistency of the film wasn't as sharp as it could have been. Colin Friels was (as always) very good, and it would have been good for his role to have been further developed, as his part at the end seemed a little abrupt. The film seemed a little long, not as satisfying as the director's previous film Head On, but well-done nonetheless.
There was something unsettling about this film that I can't quite put my finger on. It has something to do with the look and feel. It seems it was an exploration by the director that didn't completely pay off. Maybe there was an air of unreality it certainly didn't have the grittiness that pays off in Alkinos Tsilimidos' Em4Jay.
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