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the dry

Australia / 2020 / 117 min / BR / Thriller

Director : Robert Connolly

Script : Harry Cripps, Robert Connolly from a Jane Harper's novel
Cinematography : Stefan Duscio
Editing : Alexandre de Franceschi, Nick Meyers
Music : Peter Raeburn
Production : Eric Bana, Robert Connolly, Steve Hutensky, Jodi Matterson, Bruna Papandrea

Cast : Eric Bana (Aaron Falk), Genevieve O'Reilly (Gretchen), Keir O'Donnell (Greg Raco), John Polson (Scott Whitlam), Julia Blake (Barb), Bruce Spence (Gerry Hadler), Matt Nable (Grant Dow), James Frecheville (Jamie Sullivan)


Aaron Falk returns to his hometown after an absence of more than twenty years to attend the funeral of one of his childhood friends, who killed his wife and child before committing suicide. Finding this sudden death strange, Aaron decides to investigate. However, his return will reopen old wounds linked to the death, several years ago, of a teenager. He discovers the existence of a vast plot of which he could well be the next victim...


Robert Connolly

He is the writer and director of the feature films "The Bank" (2001), "Three Dollars" (2005), "Balibo" (2009), and "Underground: The Julian Assange Story" (2012) as well as one of the featured directors on the ABC mini-series "The Slap" (2011). He also produced, together with John Maynard, the award-winning films, "The Boys" (1998) and "Romulus, My Father" (2007). He also produced, together with Maggie Miles, "The Turning", an acclaimed innovative feature film compendium of short stories based on Tim Winton’s acclaimed novel. He also acted as executive producer on "These Final Hours" directed by Zak Hilditch. In 2014, he produced the eight-part epic mini-series "Gallipoli" for the 100th anniversary celebration of the Gallipoli campaign. He also directed the mini-series "Barracuda". He has won three AFI awards for screenwriting for "The Bank", "Three Dollars" and "Balibo", and Best Film for "Romulus, My Father". He received a Centenary Medal for services to the Australian Film Industry in 2001 and is a former board member of Screen Australia.


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