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Drown (2015)

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Len is a Surf Lifesaving champion, a legend in the cloistered surf club just like his father. But when the younger, faster, fitter Phil arrives at the club, Len's legendary status starts to crumble. Then Len sees Phil arriving in the company of another man; a man Phil gives a farewell kiss to. Phil is gay. Over the summer season, Len starts to form unexpected, confusing feelings for Phil. When Phil de-thrones Len at the annual surf competition, Len and his buddy Meat take Phil out on an intoxicated bender through the seedy city. Jealousy, homophobic fear and unrequited lust culminate in a tragic late night trip back to beach where Len seeks total oblivion.

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Cast

Matt Levett
as Len Smithy
Craig Walker
as Jim Harden
Maya Stange
as Woman Who Drowned
Lucy Green
as Girl on Beach
Jessina Oakes
as Girl on Beach
Meg McDermott
as Girl on Beach
Kimberly Lim
as Girl on Beach
Robin Gonnella
as Drowning Boy
Kate Ryerson
as Drowning Boy's Mother
Jeremy Burtenshaw
as Groundskeeper
Corey Willis
as Beach Bystander
Namir Salim
as Beach Bystander
Nadene Weissenborn
as Beach Bystander
Jasmine Weissenborn
as Beach Bystander
Joel Davies
as Fingers
Shane Brunette
as Dredlocks
Blake Kirby
as Lifesaver
Rhys Mugdan
as Lifesaver
Adam Southam
as Lifesaver
Anthony Phelan
as Mick Smithy
John Logiacco
as Titty Bar Spruker
Elianne Oz
as Bartender
Adam Syed
as Beefy Guy
Leah DeLaCruz
as Flirty Girl
Elisa Menniti
as Flirty Girl's Friend
Stephanie May
as Laughing Woman
Jenny Wu
as Laughing Woman's Friend
Maha Wilson
as Laughing Woman's Friend
Josh Brennan
as Aggressive Guy
Tendai Dzwairo
as Bar Bouncer
Jacob Myers
as Bar Bouncer
Nicholas John Powers
as Levdog's Boyfriend
Mitch Walker
as Guys Holding Hands
Derrick Walton
as Guys Holding Hands
David Mulligan
as Nightclub Line Patron
Yiscah Symonds
as Nightclub Line Patron
Evan Burrell
as Big Bouncer
Luke Hoole
as Michael Patterson
Colin Huxley
as Surf Club Awards Attendee
Margarita Nazarenko
as Surf Club Award Attendee
Ross McLachlan
as Surf Club Awards Attendee
Jacqueline Murray
as Surf Club Awards Attendee
Alicia Kelly
as Surf Club Awards Attendee
Jack Liston
as Vomiting Boy
Emily Sheehan
as Vomiting Girl
Shane Spooner
as Gay Club Patron
Jordan Fowell
as Gay Club Patron
Reece Tyrone
as Gay Club Patron
Jamie Meland Proctor
as Gay Club Patron
Jamie Meland-Proctor
as Gay Club Patron
Cody Ottens
as Gay Club Patron
James E. Lee
as Boris the Drug Dealer
Josh Maloney
as Guy Jacking Off
Tomas McBride
as Guy Having Sex
Dylan McDonald
as Guy Giving Blowjob
Peter William Jameison
as Police Officer
Charlie Rixon
as Police Officer
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It's an unpleasant experience that spends too much of its time with bad dialogue to say anything we don't already know.

February 9, 2016 | Full Review…

The film hinges on Levett's powerful performance.

October 12, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

The trio of actors -- Levett, Jack Matthews, and Harry Cook -- anchors the film with compelling performances.

October 9, 2015 | Full Review…

Francis has got an interesting eye and goal in mind here, it's just the material needed more refinement and stronger structural beats for it to reach its admirably lofty ambitions.

May 27, 2015 | Full Review…

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