Face to Face


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 dysfunctional life but on their workplace dirty laundry, turning all of their lives upside down. Face to Face stars a stellar ensemble cast led by Vince Colosimo, Sigrid Thornton and Luke Ford and is directed by Michael Rymer (Angel Baby). (c) Official Site

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Vince Colosimo
as Greg Baldoni
Sigrid Thornton
as Claire Baldoni
Luke Ford
as Wayne Travers
Matthew Newton
as Jack Manning
Robert Rabiah
as Hakim Slimon
Christopher Connelly
as Richard Halligan
Ra Chapman
as Therese Martin
Josh Saks
as Barry McLean
Lauren Clair
as Maureen Travers
Laura Gordon
as Julie Rossiter
Richard Sutherland
as Stan Travers
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Critic Reviews for Face to Face

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (1) | Fresh (10) | Rotten (1)

  • 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.

    Sep 7, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Oct 17, 2013 | Rating: B | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Sep 8, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Sep 8, 2011 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • Initial distracting staginess aside, Face to Face is compelling cinema that showcases a marvellous group of performers.

    Sep 7, 2011 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Sep 7, 2011 | Rating: 4/5

Audience Reviews for Face to Face

  • Sep 07, 2015
    Pretty good for a movie mostly set in one room. Wasn't at all sure I would get into this one, but the characters are so well drawn you can't help but get hooked in.
    Nicki M Super Reviewer

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