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Drown (2015)

Unrated | | Drama, Romance, Sport | May 2015 (Poland)
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Three surf lifesavers on a big night out. Jealousy, homophobic fears and unrequited lust culminate in a tragic booze-fueled episode of near-fatal bullying.

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Dean Francis
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Levett ... Len Smithy
Maya Stange ... Woman Who Drowned
Jack Matthews Jack Matthews ... Phil
Harry Cook ... Meat
JayR Tinaco ... Dan
Lucy Green Lucy Green ... Girl on Beach #1
Jessina Oakes Jessina Oakes ... Girl On Beach #2
Meg McDermott Meg McDermott ... Girl On Beach #3
Kimberly Lim Kimberly Lim ... Girl On Beach #4
Robin Gonnella Robin Gonnella ... Drowning Boy
Kate Ryerson ... Drowning Boy's Mother
Jeremy Burtenshaw Jeremy Burtenshaw ... Groundskeeper
Matt James ... Chook
Corey Willis Corey Willis ... Beach Bystander #1
Namir Salim Namir Salim ... Beach Bystander #2
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In the cloistered world of competitive surf-lifesaving, an Australian hero is de-throned as the reigning champion by a younger, gay competitor. He embarks on a campaign of intimidation and bullying against the newcomer but is forced to confront his own repressed homoerotic desire. A booze-fueled night out brings jealousy, homophobic fear and unrequited lust to a tragic and shocking climax.

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Drama | Romance | Sport

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 2015 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

La Dernière Vague See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$860, 30 August 2015

Gross USA:

$1,631
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1.85 : 1
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Shot in 61 days, more than twice as long as the average shooting period of an independent film. See more »

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© Joylon Petch 2014
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TRUE Aussie FILM.
16 July 2015 | by grahamslimSee all my reviews

So completely knocked out by the direction, acting, filming, editing, music, the whole package. I'm 73 years old, worked in the film industry and have to say it's in the top ten Aussie films I have ever seen. I mean that. It's quintessentially Aussie. I know all the characters, worked with them, trained with them, been close to them, have known them, have seen their doubts, their tears, their unrequited love. So much pain has been thrown at us in this film. It's a testament to how hard it is for Aussie males to admit to themselves what their mates truly mean to them. I quietly showed this film to two lifeguards who both ended up in tears when we talked about it. They thought that the theme would relate to any sport, job, workplace or school in Australia. It may become a sleeper, it may become a cult but I'm keeping my fingers crossed. This film is worthy of more than one Aussie award.


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