I really liked this movie but I guess that isn't that much of a surprise. I love almost anything noir related except for dumb movies.
This reminded me a bit of Blood Simple, a little of last year's excellent Austrian film Revanche, and also a bit of the story line about Leo and Shelly from Twin Peaks. And of course there is the whole story line of greed, love, and unrealistic hopes all converging to destroy you. And it is all set in a small Australian town that is actually kind of intrigued by all the excitement - house fires, accidental deaths, and missing people.
The characters are well-written and three dimensional. You can actually understand why they do most of the things they do.
And there's a dog love story! Unfortunately, since it's a noir, that doesn't work out too well either.
Directed by Nash Edgerton
2008, Year of U.S. Release: 2010
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