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:: Spotlight :: Movie Trailer - Animal Kingdom

By: Carmine Pascuzzi

One of the most eagerly awaited Australian films of 2010 is Animal Kingdom. It is a psychological crime drama set in the Melbourne underworld and tells the story of seventeen-yea-old “J” (Josh) as he navigates his survival amongst an explosive criminal family and the detective who thinks he can save him.

Gripping, mesmerising and intriguing, Animal Kingdom is the debut feature of writer/director David Michod whose previous short films have screened extensively internationally and in Australia. Animal Kingdom screened at Sundance 2010 in its world premiere.

Animal Kingdom is presented by Screen Australia and Porchlight Films, in association with Film Victoria, Screen NSW, Showtime Australia and Fulcrum Media Finance. The film stars Ben Mendelsohn, Joel Edgerton, Guy Pearce, Luke Ford, Jacki Weaver, Sullivan Stapleton and introduces James Frecheville.

The film will be released in Australia on June 3, 2010 by Madman Entertainment.

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