Australia | 2015 | 111 minutes | Kim Farrant

When two teenagers go missing in the Australian outback on the eve of a massive dust storm, their parents Catherine (Nicole Kidman) and Matthew Parker (Joseph Fiennes) see their fragile world crumble when the assigned police officer (Hugo Weaving) starts digging into their past.

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Catherine (Nicole Kidman) and Matthew Parker (Joseph Fiennes) have recently re-located to 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 shaken when their two teenage children, Lily and Tom, disappear into the desert. With the town 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, the chances of survival plummeting with each passing day, and rumors and innuendo swirling furiously, Catherine and Matthew find themselves pushed to the brink, struggling to survive the uncertainty of their children’s fate. Kidman turns in a staggering performance as the increasingly unhinged Catherine, while the chemistry between Kidman and Weaving is undeniable. An atmospheric slow burn, reminiscent of Picnic at Hanging Rock and Walkabout.

Director Biography
Kim Farrant began her career as an actor before turning to screenwriting and directing by the time she graduated from the Australian Film, Television and Radio School. She has written and directed a number of shorts screened worldwide--Strangerland is her first feature.

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  • Director: Kim Farrant
  • Principal Cast: Nicole Kidman, Joseph Fiennes, Hugo Weaving, Lisa Flanagan, Meyne Wyatt
  • Country: Australia, Ireland
  • Year: 2015
  • Running Time: 111 minutes
  • Producer: Naomi Wenck, Macdara Kelleher
  • Screenplay: Fiona Seres, Michael Kinirons
  • Cinematographers: P.J. Dillon
  • Editors: Veronika Jenet
  • Music: Keefus Ciancia
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Filmography: Naked on the Inside (Doc, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • Format: DCP
  • International Sales: Wild Bunch