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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 18
Cast
Daniel Henshall
Lucas Pittaway
Louise Harris
Craig Coyne
Directors
Justin Kurzel
Screenwriters
Shaun Grant
Running Time
120 minutes

Snowtown
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Plot
Jamie (Lucas Pittaway) is a 16 year-old living a precarious life with his mother and two brothers in a deprived area of Adelaide. Life seems to take a turn for the better when John Bunting (Daniel Henshall) befriends the family, providing a mentor figure for Jamie - but there's something dark behind his friendly exterior.


Verdict
Terrific performances, especially from the menacing, lazily charismatic Henshall, and debut director Kurzel's expressionist storytelling make for an Aussie film well worth hunting down. A tough but seriously rewarding watch.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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