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Dark Frontier (2009)
"Lucky Country" (original title)

 -  Drama | History | Thriller  -  21 May 2013 (USA)
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1902....the Australian Federation is a year old. Twelve year-old Tom's beloved father, Nat, has dragged him and his sister, Sarah, to an isolated farm at the edge of the woods. But Nat's ... See full summary »

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1902....the Australian Federation is a year old. Twelve year-old Tom's beloved father, Nat, has dragged him and his sister, Sarah, to an isolated farm at the edge of the woods. But Nat's dream of living off the land has died and he is losing his grip on sanity. When three ex-soldiers arrive at their cabin one night Tom, like his father, believes they are providence. But their presence becomes more menacing when one of them reveals a secret: he's found gold. As the lure of gold infects everyone around him the cabin becomes a psychological battleground in which Tom's loyalty is put to the ultimate test. Written by Smoking Gun Productions

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Very Good Little Australian Film
18 July 2009 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Screenwriter Andy Cox proves here that you can make an effective film from a very simple but powerful theme. The script is superbly executed with strong dialogue and many plot twists and turns that keep the audience interested. The direction makes the audience feel like they are actually in the film through the use of closeups and hand held shots and the cinematography certainly takes advantage of the Australian outback. The performances from the cast were strong and I was particularly impressed by newcomer Toby Wallace. I also really liked the ending of this movie because it was different from other movies, ie it leaves you guessing what might happen from then on.


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