6.3/10
408
6 user 24 critic

Downriver (2015)

TV-MA | | Drama | 7 August 2015 (Australia)
Trailer
1:46 | Trailer

Watch Now

With Prime Video

ALL
James has served time for drowning a little boy when he was a child, although the body was never found in the river. A visit from his victim's mother upon parole sends him on a quest to ... See full summary »

Director:

Grant Scicluna

Writer:

Grant Scicluna
Reviews
6 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Akron (2015)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Benny, a college freshman at the University of Akron, Ohio meets and falls for fellow freshman Christopher at a football game. With the support of their families and friends they embark on ... See full summary »

Directors: Sasha King, Brian O'Donnell
Stars: Matthew Frias, Joseph Melendez, Edmund Donovan
1:54 (2016)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Tim, a shy 16 years old athlete, is both brilliant and talented. But the pressure he undergoes pushes him to the edge, where human limits reach the point of no return.

Director: Yan England
Stars: Antoine Olivier Pilon, Sophie Nélisse, Lou-Pascal Tremblay
Screwed (2017)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Screwed (orig. Pihalla) is a Finnish drama film, where seventeen year olds Miku and Elias find themselves, and each other, during a summer in the Finnish countryside. Love is not as easy as it seems.

Director: Nils-Erik Ekblom
Stars: Mikko Kauppila, Valtteri Lehtinen, Sanna Majuri
A Little Lust (2015)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

First film directed by Veronica Pivetti. The theme of the film is bullying and homophobia of a teenager at school.

Director: Veronica Pivetti
Stars: Andrea Amato, Pia Engleberth, Corrado Invernizzi
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Seventeen year old LOLA FRANKLIN runs away from home but allows the world to believe she has been kidnapped. Intent on making her way across country, she meets a boy (MARLO) her age in a ... See full summary »

Director: Rupert Glasson
Stars: Sophie Lowe, Beau Knapp, Dale Dickey
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Ibrahim falls in love with Alexander, a blond, blue eyed German criminal and show wrestler who is straight - an impossible friendship that surpasses the both of them.

Director: Tor Iben
Stars: Cem Alkan, Martin Walde, Tuncay Gary
You & I (2014)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Summer in Berlin. Jonas is planning a trip through the little known area of the Uckermark in preparation for a photography project. He invites his best friend, Phillip, to come along. They ... See full summary »

Director: Nils Bökamp
Stars: George Taylor, Eric Klotzsch, Michal Grabowski
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Mysterious events surround two travelers as they make their way across a remote American landscape. On the surface all seems normal, but what appears to be a simple vacation soon gives way to a dark and complex web of secrets.

Directors: Christopher Radcliff, Lauren Wolkstein
Stars: Alex Pettyfer, James Freedson-Jackson, Emily Althaus
Down River (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Down River is the emotionally stirring story of three young women teetering on the edge between creative breakthroughs and personal breakdowns, and their connection with the older woman they rely on for guidance, support and inspiration.

Director: Benjamin Ratner
Stars: Helen Shaver, Gabrielle Miller, Jennifer Spence
The Revival (2017)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A secret love affair between a southern Baptist preacher and a young drifter challenges the equilibrium of a growing church.

Director: Jennifer Gerber
Stars: Zachary Booth, David Carl, Stephen Ellis
Before the Fall I (2016)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A re-imagining of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" set in modern day, rural Virginia with Elizabeth Bennet as a man. Ben Bennet is an affluent but seemingly arrogant attorney who ... See full summary »

Director: Byrum Geisler
Stars: Ethan Sharrett, Chase Conner, Brandi Price
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Lorenzo is a quiet teenager who lives with his parents and his younger brother in small city in the Argentinean Patagonia. One day, a family friend's son named Caíto moves south and settles... See full summary »

Director: Martín Deus
Stars: Angelo Mutti Spinetta, Lautaro Rodríguez, Guillermo Pfening
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Reef Ireland ... James Levy
Kerry Fox ... Paige Levy
Robert Taylor ... Wayne
Helen Morse ... Mary
Thom Green ... Anthony
Charles Grounds ... Damien
Steve Mouzakis ... Gianni
Lester Ellis Jr. ... Joe
Sebastian Robinson ... Amos
Eddie Baroo ... Gary
Elise McCredie Elise McCredie ... Sylvia
Alicia Gardiner Alicia Gardiner ... Dana McCarthy
Elena Mandalis ... Rita
Paige Reinheimer ... Nadia
Shannon Glowacki Shannon Glowacki ... Ray
Edit

Storyline

James has served time for drowning a little boy when he was a child, although the body was never found in the river. A visit from his victim's mother upon parole sends him on a quest to find the truth. With little time and danger at every turn, James risks his freedom and his life to uncover the trail of sins that might give closure to the grieving mother. Written by Downriver

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The path to redemption is paved in sin.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official Twitter | See more »

Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 August 2015 (Australia) See more »

Filming Locations:

Warrandyte, Victoria, Australia

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

There are credits for three pieces of radio broadcast by Cousin Creep (aka Craig Barnes, an Australian radio announcer) - "Paint the Town Clear Gloss Back Announcement", "Coner the Stoner" and "Dayjavu Introduction". See more »

Goofs

The film, "Captain Kidd", is credited, but the wrong year is given - 1948 instead of 1945. See more »

Connections

Features Jail Bait (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

Mapping Peaks
Written and performed by Lawrence English and Werner Dafeldecker
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A superb Australian thriller
10 November 2016 | by t-dooley-69-386916See all my reviews

James is returning home after serving time for his involvement in the drowning of a small boy – whose body was never recovered. Once he returns he soon realises that, even though he may have served time, the past has a way of not letting you forget and there are always consequences. So he decides to sort out once and for all what really took place all those years ago when, he too, was just a child.

Now to say anymore would ruin the surprises and there are more than enough here. It is the sort of film where the plot is not that difficult but the telling is all the better for not being so reliant on 'the twists' that have come to dominate so many of the 'thriller' genre. The tension and existential threat are ever present giving this a brooding quality that naturally make you want to keep watching. The acting is all completely convincing and Reef Ireland as James is particularly good as the returning bad boy.

This is from writer and director Grant Scicluna who has made a few shorts including 'The Wilding' which featured in the 'Boys on Film' franchise and was rather good too. For a first full length feature he has demonstrated what a reservoir of talent he has to offer and I can only wait in eager anticipation for his next outing – absolutely recommended.


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 6 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed