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Healing (2014)

R | | Drama | May 2015 (USA)
Inspired by true events, HEALING is a story of redemption, the discovery of hope and the healing of the spirit - in the most unlikely place for the most unlikely men.

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Matt Perry
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Viktor Khadem
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Mark Leonard Winter ...
Shane Harrison
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Warren
Jane Menelaus ...
Glenys
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Egan
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Stacey
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Yousef
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Michelle
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Vander
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Travis
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Ted (as Richard Stables)
Harry Tseng ...
Dave
Paul Bonet ...
Anderson
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Viktor Kahdem is a man who has almost given up on life, sentenced to a low-security prison farm, a completely non-threatening environment where it is still felt that some individuals can be reformed. At Won Wron, Case Worker Matt Perry has established a unique program to rehabilitate broken men through giving them the responsibility for the rehabilitation of injured raptors - beautiful, fearsome proud eagles, falcons and owls. Against all odds, Matt takes on Viktor as his number one test case, introducing him to Yasmine, the majestic wedge tailed eagle with a 2 metre wingspan. If these two can tame each other, anything is possible. Written by Craig Monahan

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Actor Don Hany, who plays Viktor, has Hungarian heritage but plays a Turkish man in Healing. Nonetheless, he plays this very believable troubled convict who has a very engaging relationship with an injured wedge-tailed eagle, which is an iconic Australian bird of prey. See more »

Goofs

When Viktor is travelling into the city on the train, the internal shots show he is on a diesel powered V/Line train. However, as his train pulls into Southern Cross station, the external shots of the train show he is now on an electric "Metro" train. The internal shots continue to show him on a V/Line train, then the final external shot shows him stepping off the electric train and (even though in real life, it is plausible to switch between the two trains on that line). at no point in the story is there an explanation or logical reason to why he may have switched trains. See more »

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Stunning -- simply stunning
19 July 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Why in the world do Australian audiences fail to turn out for first rate drama and settle for comic book remakes or simplistic American dreck?

This movie is simply stunning and should have had a much larger audience here in its home country. The scenery certainly sums up the sparse beauty of Victoria. And Hany and Weaving both give wonderfully rich and subtle performances.

The subject matter is fascinating. This is NOT some grubby prison movie -- it's a story of an innovative rehabilitation methodology. Well done!!!


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