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The Tender Hook (2008)

 

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Director/Writer: Jonathan Ogilvie
Also Known As: The Boxer and the Bombshell

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Rose Byrne … Iris
Tyler Coppin … Donnie
John Batchelor … Ronnie
Hugo Weaving … McHeath
Matthew Le Nevez … Art Walker (as Matt Le Nevez)
Andrew Nolte … The Subjects Trumpet
Daniel Potts … The Subjects Bass
Chris Wood … The Subjects Banjo
Braydon Chlow … The Subjects Drummer
John Lakos … Art’s Corner Man
Brendan Guerin … Mike Flynn
Graham Murray … Referee #1
Pia Miranda … Daisy
Kuni Hashimoto … Hackett
Bob Murdoch … Roy


Set in a stylised version of 1920s Sydney, THE TENDER HOOK tells the story of Iris (Rose Byrne), a beautiful young woman caught at the apex of a dangerous love triangle. Her English lover McHeath (Hugo Weaving), a rogue boxing promoter, suspects her involvement with his new young protege Art (Matt Le Nevez).
In a flawed moral landscape each struggles to retain their personal sovereignty as McHeath is provoked to acts of jealousy and violence. Ultimately Iriss desires lead them all to an unexpected and destructive final destiny.
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