Wake in Fright (2012)
Critic Consensus: A disquieting classic of Australian cinema, Wake in Fright surveys a landscape both sun-drenched and ruthlessly dark.
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as Tim Hynes
as Joe the Cook
as Charlie Jones
as Pig Eyes
as Van Driver
as Poker Player
Critic Reviews for Wake in Fright
Wake in Fright is essential viewing for anyone interested in the roots of male violence.
A Conradian parable of a man succumbing to the wild, the film is remarkable for its raw, pointed dithe suggests, and you'll find the beast concealed behind the mask of propriety.
It is powerful, genuinely shocking and rather amazing.
Several decades later, it still chills.
Audience Reviews for Wake in Fright
An educated teacher stuck in an backward Aussie Outback town learns about beer drinking, gambling, beer drinking, hunting kangaroos, beer drinking and "d'yawanna anofer beer, mate, there's a good lad." An Australian-style Deliverance, no banjo, no river, but plenty of "squeal like a pig, boy!" Also, be prepared for the wholesale killing of about 20 kangaroos ... despite it being integral to the story.
A shocking, brutal and jaw dropping portrait of Australia, insanity, social horror and the battles of human soul. Fresh.
Pretty grin viewing. Also a bit of animal cruelty which makes it hard to stomach. Not a bad 70's drama, but once was more than enough for me.
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