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Marina Antunes [Film Festival 12.10.10] Australia movie news drama

I love stories of redemption and self discovery and out of Australia comes Mad Bastards, a film that incorporates both of those angles into a story of a man in search of a son he’s never met.

Developed by first time writer/director Brendan Fletcher with the help of local Aboriginal communities in Kimberly Australia, it’s the story of TJ, “a hard-edged Aboriginal man who’s sick of scraping out an existence in the city.”

Here’s the rest of the synopsis:

He travels to the tiny frontier town of Five Rivers in search of his son. Upon his arrival, TJ is confronted by the equally tough local cop Texas … and so begins a story about hard men battling to do the right thing by their family.

The film first caught my attention with its bold title but I really like this trailer which is beautifully shot, features some great music and suggests a few laughs in this particular tale of redemption.

Fretcher’s film is making its world premiere at the Sydney Film Festival before making it’s way into North America and Sundance where it’s screening in competition.

Trailer after the break.

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bill (11 years ago) Reply

Looks very nice indeed.

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