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Aaron Falk returns to his drought-stricken hometown to attend a tragic funeral. But his return opens a decades-old wound - the unsolved death of a teenage girl.

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Robert Connolly

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Robert Connolly (screenplay), Harry Cripps (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Genevieve O'Reilly ... Gretchen
Sam Corlett ... Young Luke
Eric Bana ... Aaron Falk
Keir O'Donnell ... Greg Raco
Bruce Spence ... Gerry Hadler
James Frecheville ... Sullivan
Matt Nable ... Grant Dow
Jeremy Lindsay Taylor ... Erik Falk
BeBe Bettencourt ... Ellie Deacon
John Polson ... Scott Whitlam
Joe Klocek ... Young Aaron Falk
Eddie Baroo ... McMurdo
Miranda Tapsell ... Rita Raco
Martin Dingle Wall ... Luke Hadler
Renee Lim ... Sandra Whitlam
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Federal Agent Aaron Falk returns to his home town after an absence of over twenty years to attend the funeral of his childhood friend, Luke, who allegedly killed his wife and child before taking his own life - a victim of the madness that has ravaged this community after more than a decade of drought. When Falk reluctantly agrees to stay and investigate the crime, he opens up an old wound - the death of 17- year-old Ellie Deacon. Falk begins to suspect these two crimes, separated by decades, are connected. As he struggles to prove not only Luke's innocence but also his own, Falk finds himself pitted against the prejudice towards him and and pent-up rage of a terrified community.

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Based on the book 'The Dry' written by Jane Harper. See more »

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When Aaron is having dinner with Sgt Raco & his wife both men are seen placing their wine glasses on the table before they're back in their hands & re-placed on the table. See more »

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As great as the book by Jan Harper
19 December 2020 | by johncranberry-16227See all my reviews

Eric Bana is perfectly cast and carries this movie so well. The story is emotional but grounded. So often movie adaptions from best selling books are butchered by directors who feel that they need to make changes to make it their own. Not this time. The director was excellent and the cast was awesome. Did not take my eyes of the screen the entire time. Well done, proud to be an Aussie. Bana will win AFI. Jan Harper should be proud.


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Australia | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 January 2021 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

The Dry See more »

Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia See more »

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$5,855,861
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Made Up Stories See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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