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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 ... 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 ... 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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,631, 22 November 2015
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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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Risin' Up
© Luke Nutley & Andy Evans 2014
Composed by Andrew Evans & Zan Abeyratne (as Zan Abeyrante)
Performed by StrictLove Featuring Zan Abeyratne (as Zan)
Licensed by arrangement with PopFidelity
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the most intense film i've ever seen.
5 March 2015 | by Lisa HutchinsonSee all my reviews

let me start by saying i went to the premiere in sydney this week and expected another run of the mill Australian film with a gay theme that interested me. i had no idea that i would be leaving with my heart in pieces and mascara running down my face. this is one of the most raw, honest and brilliant films that has graced the Australian cinema scene in years. the three standouts in this film were len (played by matt levett), meat (played by harry cook) and the beautiful cinematography (by dean francis). matts performance as the brutal repressed len does a great job and you can really sense his inner turmoil. harrys performance is stunning as well as he plays a three dimensional character that really makes you feel for him and his struggle to confront his best friend in a situation that he knows is wrong. i don't want to give too much away but just wanted to say how great it was to see such strong talent in an Australian film both in front and behind the camera. i think it will go on to do very well overseas and here in Australia. the three i mentioned above deserve some kind of award for their work. are logies for films too or is it just TV? who knows. but either way it was a great film.


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