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quietearth [Celluloid 06.03.10] Australia movie news thriller drama gallery

I've been sitting on this film for a while, waiting for a trailer which noone has yet provided, so I'm just going to go ahead and break it now. Wasted on the Young is about to premier at the Sydney Film Festival and is by first time director Ben C. Lucas, and the buzz is good. In fact, Fortissimo has already picked the film up. What's it about? Rich kids and guns from the looks of the pics, but here's a breakdown.

WASTED ON THE YOUNG is set in the socially conscious and disaffected society of an elite high school. Zack (Alex Russell), a member of the cool clique and Darren (Oliver Ackland), a geeky kid are step brothers who occupy opposite ends of the school hierarchy. Bullied by the cool kids, Darren finds himself forced to act when his tormentors go too far by drugging and assaulting his best friend Xandrie (Adelaide Clemens). After being left for dead in the middle of nowhere, Xandrie suddenly makes a surprise return to school that sets off a chain reaction of events. What begins as the devastation and implosion of Xandrie’s world soon threatens to trigger the implosion of the whole social hierarchy as Zack tries to manipulate the facts of that night and Darren sets off to disillusion the masses that put Zack on his elitist pedestal in the first place. Soon, the brothers’ lives are at the mercy of the opinions of their classmates.

Stills after the break.

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