Face to Face (2013)

Face to Face

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From Australia's most acclaimed playwright, David Williamson, a moving and powerful new film about lies, betrayal, sex and bullying in the workplace. A young construction worker rams into the back of his boss's Jaguar in a fit of anger at being sacked. Rather than fronting court, he's given the chance to explain his actions in a community conference. This face-to-face confrontation between the young man, his boss, his boss's wife, co-workers, best mate and mother lifts the lid not only on his … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
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Written By: Michael Rymer, David Williamson
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On DVD: Mar 19, 2013
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Cast


as Greg Baldoni

as Claire Baldoni

as Wayne Travers

as Jack Manning

as Hakim Slimon

as Richard Halligan

as Therese Martin

as Barry McLean

as Maureen Travers

as Julie Rossiter

as Stan Travers
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Critic Reviews for Face to Face

All Critics (11)

Face to Face will never be mistaken for the most exciting film of the year, but it's a bold one nonetheless that rewards viewers with spiky wordplay and tart performances.

Full Review… | October 17, 2013
Onya Magazine

With the ensemble cast all instinctively attuned to Williamson's clever contrasting of the realities on the factory floor with the delusions of head office, Face to Face stares down doubters with pure intent.

Full Review… | September 8, 2011
Herald Sun (Australia)

The strengths of Face to Face far outweigh its shortcomings. A smart blend of social satire and moral think piece, it's resonant Australian movie-making best suited to a mature audience.

Full Review… | September 8, 2011
sbs.com.au

Initial distracting staginess aside, Face to Face is compelling cinema that showcases a marvellous group of performers.

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Cinema Autopsy

Rymer's adaptation is a mixed bag. The film is well cast and played and it eventually achieves a compelling emotional power, but it's laborious.

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Sydney Morning Herald

But, apart from an excess of hugging, which Hakim objects to too, this is a really riveting piece of drama which barely tests the talents of Michael Rymer as director, but my goodness he does a good job here.

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
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