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5.0 out of 5 stars Hidden gem that fell through the cracks., December 11, 2012
This review is from: Wake in Fright [Region 4] (DVD)
I saw this upon its original release and have never forgotten it. Like The Hired Hand, The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid, Walkabout, and Don't Look Now, from that era, it came it under the radar, but it was surprisingly strong. The lead looks like James Franciscus, and he was very effective; but it was Donald Pleasance--I'm a big fan--and the woman who played his daughter (Sylvia Kay?) who impressed me. The film tracks a downward spiral in the glaring Australian sun & heat & night, relentlessly, the way Stephen Frears' Dangerous Liaisons does-- oh no ! it can't be, but it is... I can't watch, but I can't turn away. No escape, no rescue. Pay the price; and it will be a steep one: everything. Well crafted given the relative unknowns in the cast and the subject matter. Glad it's out there. Flaws? I don't remember any. Maybe too specific to be universal, maybe the title; not a date movie, tough to recommend to your folks--they'll think it's about you.
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