Four friends lose themselves in a carefree South-East Asian holiday. Only three come back. Dave and Alice return home to their young family desperate for answers about Jeremy's mysterious ... See full summary »
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Four friends lose themselves in a carefree South-East Asian holiday. Only three come back. Dave and Alice return home to their young family desperate for answers about Jeremy's mysterious disappearance. When Alice's sister Steph returns not long after, a nasty secret is revealed about the night her boyfriend went missing. But it is only the first of many. Who amongst them knows what happened on that fateful night when they were dancing under a full moon in Cambodia? Written by
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Australian screenwriter, actor and director Kieran Darcy-Smith's feature film debut which he co-wrote with Australian screenwriter Felicity Price, premiered in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition section at the 28th Sundance Film Festival in 2012, was shot on locations in Cambodia and Australia and is an Australian production which was produced by producer Angie Fielder. It tells the story about a man named David Flannery who lives in a house in Sydney, Australia with his wife named Alice and their adolescent children. After being introduced to her sister named Steph's new boyfriend whom Steph has only known for six weeks, Alice and David are invited to join them on a holiday trip to South Cambodia and decides to take them up on their offer.
Distinctly and precisely directed by Australian filmmaker Kieran Darcy-Smith, this finely paced fictional tale which is narrated from multiple viewpoints though mostly from the main character's point of view, draws an increasingly intriguing and heartrending portrayal of a 37-year-old Australian business man named Jeremy who goes missing whilst on a vacation trip in a coastal town called Sihanoukville in Cambodia in 2010 with his new girlfriend and another Australian couple, and the way his disappearance affects the lives of his travelling partners. While notable for its variegated and atmospheric milieu depictions, reverent cinematography by cinematographer Julien O'Loughlin, production design by production designer Joanna Park and use of sound, colors and light, this dialog-driven and narrative-driven story about what actually happened to the fourth tourist and the events surrounding his vanishing, depicts several dense and merging studies of character and contains a great and timely score by composer Tim Rogers.
This gracefully romantic, at times humorous and communicative mystery drama which is set in Cambodia and Sydney, Australia in the 21st century and where the return to everyday life and their four-year-old son named Max and five-year-old daughter named Holly after a disquieting journey to a foreign country becomes a struggle and disorienting search for the truth for a pregnant linguistic teacher and her husband who works for a boat company, is impelled and reinforced by its fragmented narrative structure, subtle character development, rhythmic continuity, efficient film editing, authentic scenes between David and Alice and the natural and gripping acting performances by Australian actors Joel Edgerton, Antony Starr and Australian actresses Teresa Palmer and Felicity Price. A psychological and audio-visually copacetic narrative feature.
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