Peter Temple stands alone among contemporary Australian crime authors. His Jack Irish series has been brought to the screen, and now we have this much-anticipated adaptation of perhaps his best novel. Dany Hany stars as a detective returned to a small coastal town to lick his wounds; Claudia Karvan is a lawyer who is intent on bringing down his fences. With laconic wit and gruesome action, this film brutally dismembers the myth of the country town, tapping into undercurrents of sexual abuse and racism. Rowan Woods (The Boys, Little Fish) understands the dark heart of Australian life better than most. It's the perfect package for a terrific new thriller.
Ian Collie, Andrew Knight
Claudia Karvan, Don Hany, Anthony Hayes, Robyn Nevin
Cinematographer: Martin McGrath, Film Editor: Scott Gray, Alexandre de Franceschi, Music: Cezary Skubiszewski, Production Designer: Chris Kennedy
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