Based on the acclaimed novel by Julia Leigh (director of controversial debut feature “Sleeping Beauty”), the powerful psychological drama which premiered at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) served as feature directorial debut for Daniel Nettheim, starring Willem Dafoe with Sam Neill and Frances O’Connor.
It tells the story of Martin (Dafoe), a skilled and ruthless mercenary sent into the Tasmanian wilderness on a hunt for a tiger believed to be extinct. Hired by an anonymous company that wants the tiger’s genetic material, Martin arrives in Tasmania posing as a scientist. He proceeds to set up base camp at a broken-down farmhouse, where he stays with a family whose father has gone missing. Usually a loner, Martin becomes increasingly close to the family; however, as his attachment to the family grows, Martin is led down a path of unforeseen dangers, complicating his deadly mission.
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