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No Through Road (2008)

The serenity of another quiet evening is shattered for an amateur photographer when a desperate woman takes refuge in his humble suburban home. Reluctantly, he is pulled into a cat and ... See full summary »

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Sam Barrett
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Cast overview:
James Helm James Helm ... Richard
Megan Palinkas Megan Palinkas ... Samantha
George Shevtsov George Shevtsov ... Ned
Richie Flanagan Richie Flanagan ... Toryn
Sam Barrett Sam Barrett ... Chaz
Keagan Kang ... Rob
Maynard Inkster Maynard Inkster ... Indie Mike
Tim Auty Tim Auty ... Footy Fan 1
Rae Barrett Rae Barrett ... Ned's Wife
Penelope Andrews Penelope Andrews ... Footy Fan 2
Eddie Stowers Eddie Stowers ... Father
Caleb Helm Caleb Helm ... Son
Ivan Davidov Ivan Davidov ... Eddie
Ryan Thomson Ryan Thomson ... Skipper
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The serenity of another quiet evening is shattered for an amateur photographer when a desperate woman takes refuge in his humble suburban home. Reluctantly, he is pulled into a cat and mouse game with her pursuers. Only dawn will reveal the blood-soaked fallout of being alone in the middle of suburbia. Written by Anonymous

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One Way In. No Way Out.

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Thriller

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 February 2008 (Australia) See more »

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Nakatomi Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (letterbox)
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Chaz: Done that. That's done.
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The closing credits have the line "In memory of Teresa Thomson". See more »

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Sadly Overlooked Australian Indie Gem
5 November 2010 | by Daniel PritchardSee all my reviews

No through road is another example of Australian cinema pushed aside to make way for films that paint a much prettier picture of the country.

I found the film a powerful and quite real look at the sort of things that go on in quiet suburban areas here.

The story is simple and subtle in it's unfolding, a man who is very much a loner, comes home from taking photographs at the beach and unwinds with a book and a glass of wine. While almost dozing off he lapses back to consciousness upon hearing a noise in a downstairs room.

What transpires from this is a situation that spirals out of control into a finale that is truly bleak.

If you want big budget, glossy looks and flashy editing and pacing - look elsewhere. But...

...if you want gritty suburban horror not too far removed from some of the awful things that litter Australian news headlines, you're in for an absolute treat.

Currently this film has a much undeserved 3.5 rating on the IMDb, it's really sad when a decent film doesn't find it's audience.

If you do like this film then also check out some of the other brilliant Australian indie cinema out there such as Noise, Rosebery 7470, Acolytes, Storage, The Square and Visitors. You'll not be disappointed!


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