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Christopher Webster [Celluloid 02.22.09] movie trailer news thriller



2009 is definitely primed to be a crucial year for Aussie cinema, as you'll see if you just take a few minutes to glance through some our news from the last week or so. Jonathan auf der Heide’s Van Diemen's Land is yet another stellar example of what's coming out this year. Even though it is described as "a period thriller," the film, set in the penal colony that is Australia’s roots, looks to have ties to the poetic, new wave, kind of Australian cinema that spawned beautiful think-pieces like Picnic at Hanging Rock or The Last Wave.

The true story of Alexander Pearce, Australia's most notorious convict. In 1822, Pearce and seven fellow convicts escaped from Macquarie Harbour, a place of ultra banishment and punishment, only to find a world less forgiving.. the Australian wilderness. Abandon all hope you who enter.

The teaser after the break comes courtesy of Twitch who found it over at the film's official website. Van Diemen's Land is set to premiere at the 2009 Adelaide Film Festival.



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pn (10 years ago) Reply

wow looks good, hopefully up there with the proposition.

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Galdersorg (10 years ago) Reply

Looks beautiful. Hopefully the Hunger they're referring to Man Roast.

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Anonymous (10 years ago) Reply

This looks so awesome - forget all modern slasher/thrillers, this movie will unravel the very foundations of Australia's convict heritage. Wish I was in Adelaide to see it now!


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