Last year saw the release of director Denis Villeneuve’s frightening and masterful kidnap thriller Prisoners, and now comes another film about missing children which looks equally intense, incredibly haunting and rather excellent.
Directed by Kim Farrant, Strangerland see’s Nicole Kidman finally back in a strong leading role requiring her to put her heart and soul into the role, and when Kidman is given a role like this, she is incredible to watch on screen. Here she plays Catherine Parker, a new resident in Australia with her husband Matthew (Joseph Fiennes). Sadly their two children go missing in the Outback ahead of a massive dust storm, and judging by the superb teaser trailer, things get very emotional and tempers flare up. Strangerland looks great!
Directed by Kim Farrant, the cast of Strangerland includes Nicole Kidman, Joseph Fiennes, Hugo Weaving, Sean Keenan and Lisa Flanagan. there are no release date details as yet.
Catherine (Nicole Kidman) and Matt Parker are trying to adjust to their new life in the remote Australian desert town of Nathgari. They are pleasant but keep to themselves, unwilling to get close to anyone. On the eve of a massive dust storm, their lives are rocked when their two teenage children, Lily and Tom disappear into the desert. With Nathgari now eerily smothered in red dust and darkness, the locals join the search lead by local cop, David Rae (Hugo Weaving). It soon becomes apparent that something terrible may have happened to them. Suspicion is cast, rumors spread and ancient Aboriginal stories are told in whispers as the locals begin to turn against the couple. With temperatures rising and the chances of survival plummeting with each passing day, Catherine and Matthew find themselves pushed to the brink, as they struggle to survive the uncertainty of their children’s fate.