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Exit (2011)

TV-MA | | Drama | 2012 (Australia)
A group of people believe the city is a maze and are obsessively searching for the lost exit.

Director:

Marek Polgar

Writer:

Martyn Pedler
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Credited cast:
Kylie Trounson Kylie Trounson ... Alice
Michael Finney Michael Finney ... Simon
Hannah Moore Hannah Moore ... Grace
Drew Tingwell Drew Tingwell ... David
David Whiteley David Whiteley ... Tom
David Kemp David Kemp ... John
Ian Rooney ... Ben
Kyrié Nunan-Jackson Kyrié Nunan-Jackson ... Monica (as Kyrie Capri)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Don Bridges ... Old Believer
Tahir Cambis Tahir Cambis ... Locksmith
Nathaniel Kelly Nathaniel Kelly ... Young Believer
Ben McEwing Ben McEwing ... Supervisor
Tony Nikolakopoulos ... Shopkeeper
Steven Sheeran ... Waiter
Alinta Stoutjesdijk Alinta Stoutjesdijk ... Anna
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Growing numbers of men and women believe the city is a maze. They are leaving their jobs, their families, their entire lives behind. Every day, they walk the streets, opening doors. They are searching for a door they are convinced has been lost for thousands of years: the exit. What's behind it? Something else. Something new. Using a strange system of maps, symbols and measurements, one believer - Alice - now thinks she has found it. Written by Martyn Pedler

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Welcome to the maze.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-MA

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Involving, well-written drama for film lovers who don't need answers.
27 October 2012 | by klindsay-2See all my reviews

This film remains a highlight for my wife and I from our last three year's of festival-goings.

Exit doesn't have a lot of answers for you. Its characters are on a mission to find something that may not even exist. For me, this story parallels the trials of addiction. It is not necessarily ABOUT addiction, but that is one of the wonders of this film; it compliments whatever you feel it speaks to.

It is written beautifully; most often, these existentialist pieces are needlessly confusing, muddled, and disjointed. Exit follows some nice lines, with well drawn out characters, and while the ideas behind the movie may be very big, the execution of the narrative never overwhelms your ability to follow along and form opinions of what the outcome may be.

Back to addiction. While the door that we search for could be likened to "chasing the Dragon", it can also be compared to the "light at the end of the tunnel", or the escape from addiction. This is what I loved so much, coming from an addiction-riddled personal history. Depending on the character, the viewer, even the current mood, the search becomes almost as important as the end result.

It is really hard to express how much I enjoyed this film without dropping too much information on you. I implore the viewer to just ride along, do not expect any tidy bows or satisfying denouements, just be willing to immerse yourself in a quest, and soak up the stunning camera work, the flawless acting, and the unique and well-shaped characters.

Exit is one of those films that keeps you thinking well after the credits roll. A great opportunity to get some friends together to discuss and debate each and every minute of the film. The acting is top-notch; as soon as it was over, I wanted to know what else the leads had been in.

There is much, MUCH, potential on display here, and I can't wait to see what the writer and director have in store for us!!


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Australia

Language:

English

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Budget:

AUD500,000 (estimated)
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16:9 HD
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