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A writer, Ned Kendall, is asked to return to the family home by his sister Sally, to say goodbye to his father who is dying. The family home is in a very remote and isolated area. While ... See full summary »

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A writer, Ned Kendall, is asked to return to the family home by his sister Sally, to say goodbye to his father who is dying. The family home is in a very remote and isolated area. While back home, Ned starts having memories of his beautiful twin sister and himself when they were children. These memories awaken long-buried secrets from the family's past. Written by IMDbDon

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Rated R for strong sexual content and nudity, language and some violent images | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Toni's line "How come you never look at my face when we fuck?" was dubbed over as "How come you never look at my face when we do it?" for the trailer. See more »

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Ned Kendall: She's an actress. She doesn't wear clothes.
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Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 29 July 2010 (2010) See more »

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Written by Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field and Greg Page
Performed by The Wiggles
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Good, not great.
9 December 2012 | by (Kilkenny, Ireland.) – See all my reviews

I have mixed feelings about this one. It gives a real taste of the harshness of outback farm life in Australia, and it is certainly well directed and produced. The acting performances are convincing, though the character of Toni seems a little over the top, or even unnecessary to the story. Speaking of which; the story is the weakness here. What could have been a psychological drama tracing taboo desires and their roots is instead allowed to develop into a father vs son struggle that we've seen too many times before.

Overall: dark, fascinating, challenging, but let down in the end by a plot without the depth to really carry it over the line. Worth watching though.


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