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Long Weekend (2008)

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A vacationing couple in the wilderness learns what happens when they disrespect nature.


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Peter and Carla have a wasted marriage and constant friction. Peter buys expensive camping gear and, despite the protests of Carla, insists they travel with their dog Cricket to camp on the isolated Moondah Beach in the North Coast with his friend Luke and his girlfriend during the rainy holiday. Peter stops in a pub at the Eggleston Hotel and leaves a message for Luke with the owner of the pub. When Peter takes what he believes to be shortcut to the beach, he gets lost and the couple spends the night sleeping in their SUV. The next morning, Peter organizes the campsite and their intrusion into and abuse of the natural environment begins. During the two days, the couple's relationship deteriorates while the nature avenges the bad treatment the couple has inflicted upon it. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Mother nature has a dark side. See more »


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Rated R for language, some disturbing violent images and brief sexual material | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

4 August 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Nature's Grave  »

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This movie's Second Unit Director Vincent Monton was the Cinematographer on the original Long Weekend (1978). See more »


Dugongs are a tropical species. They are not found in Victorian waters which are nearly 2000 kms to the south and much colder. See more »

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Fear the dominant aggressor
22 December 2012 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Very well done...

With nature just simply being nature, the fears of each individual were elevated to such a destructive level that each characters' own demise was both self-inflicted and imminent! Interesting how people are quick to judge nature as the aggressor, much like sharks being monsters. The characters' ignorance towards nature contributed to their fears which were central to each deadly circumstance.

The dysfunctional relationship gave this couple no chance of working together. The situation played on their vulnerable emotional states and heightened defensive attitudes towards each other.

The ingenuity of this work was that there was actually nothing in nature that would have threatened these characters lives.

Fear was portrayed as the greater destructive force!

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