The Australian outback is a powerful backdrop against which to set a film, and lately, its dangerous desolation has seen indie filmmakers make the most of it. Last summer, David Michod paired up Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson and set them loose in “The Rover.” And in just a couple months, hot off Sundance, Nicole Kidman, Hugo Weaving, and Joseph Fienneswill enter “Strangerland.” And a new U.S. trailer has arrived.
Kim Farrant (documentary “Naked on the Inside,” Australian TV show “Rush”) makes her feature debut on the movie which follows a newly arrived couple in a remote town who find their world turned upside down when their teenage children mysteriously vanish. And while the ingredients are here for something potent, our critic who saw the movie in Park City summed it up as a picture that “starts off promisingly enough, but it just can’t decide where it wants to go, or even how to get there.”
“Strangerland” opens in limited release and hits VOD on July 10th. Watch below.