Three years after witnessing the murder of his fiancée, a man finds himself a fearful drifter, until one day at a Parisian cinema he sees an actress who looks a lot like his dead love, and eventually he finds the truth about his fiancée.
Sara is a a 13 year-old Polish Jew who finds refuge and is taken in by a farmer and his wife. She soon discovers the dark secrets of her employers' marriage, compounding the greatest secret she must strive to protect, her true identity.
Eddie Franks is a former criminal who attempts to help his family by reconnecting with his daughter and clearing his brother's debt. Despite his efforts, he is drawn back into a criminal way of life, with devastating consequences.
A fateful exchange on a flight has consequences for Daniel Murphy. He's left in charge of a corpse of someone he never knew. He is persuaded to take on the challenge of getting a coffin from his family home in Clonakilty to Rathlin Island.
This Australian outback suspense film from Heath Davis feels a bit like a slow-burn tribute to noir westerns like Red Rock West. Stunning desert footage, a great cast and a tight script with enough twists and turns to keep you guessing. The title is an interesting analogy for the barren-ness of the Australian outback after decades of exploitation which is a nice gritty backdrop to the story which revolves around a corporate bloke (Ben Geurens) returning to his run-down hometown where the locals are either drunk, corrupt or strippers. I found this sleeper on GooglePlay, definitely recommend to fans of gritty genre.
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