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Modern Love (2006)

Not Rated | | Horror, Mystery | 1 February 2006 (Australia)
JOHN, his wife EMILY, and their small son EDWARD leave the city for what they believe will be a brief foray to the countryside to claim John's inheritance - a small shack. They find ... See full summary »

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Michael Baldwin ... Ron
Don Barker ... Tom
... Daniel
Mark Constable ... John
Julia Fry ... Barfly girl
Arthur Graftz ... Graveyard man
... Emily
... Old Man in motel
Duncan Luke ... Sitting man
Kym McKenzie ... Chopping man
Christina Page ... Linda
... Angry man
Stephen Sheehan ... Doctor
Rob Sinkinson ... Man in hat
Will Traeger ... Edward (as William Traeger)
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JOHN, his wife EMILY, and their small son EDWARD leave the city for what they believe will be a brief foray to the countryside to claim John's inheritance - a small shack. They find themselves in a strange back-woods rural setting. Nothing is what it seems, and JOHN's behavior becomes increasingly bizarre as he crosses paths with the unusual inhabitants of the area, some of whom he knows from a distant past. As his connections to the area are gradually revealed, we are shown a puzzle and a tapestry of our hero and his life before he moved away. To his wife's horror we witness a man who belongs to a long lineage of disaster and mishap and rural weirdness. As the realization sets in of what has happened, the specter of the next-in-line, his son EDWARD, becomes spookily evident. Written by Dieter Muller

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Happy happy, joy, joy, until someone gets hurt....

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Horror | Mystery

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Not Rated
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John: He just wears a hat... and wanders around
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Brilliant, superior film-making
19 July 2007 | by See all my reviews

We see a man move from city to "out-back" and change dramatically - his family asks questions, but he goes mad.

Strange, brilliant film for screening here in Israel. Wonderful locations, great actors, a film which masquerades as a "thriller" but which is more a case-study of madness in the lead man.

The film was way above the other films screened as part of the AICE festival here in Israel. Best of luck to the team who arrived at this film. It's a Grand Guignol, a little masterpiece of noir.

My only criticism which prevents a "10" is that the sound and the music is overpowering at times. It tends to get in the way of the images, which speak for themselves.


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