Animal Kingdom

Mendelsohn, Ben

SKU: 043396368927

UPC 043396368927
Release Date 2011-01-18
Studio Sony Pictures Home
Discs 1
Length 113
Format Color
MPAA Rating R (MPAA)
Synopsis 4 stars out of 5 -- Michod's tale has a stunned, scuzzy neo-noir modernity, but the outline of a classic western.4 stars out of 5 -- [F]ocusing on emotional violence rather than blood and guts or, worse yet, slapstick....A gangster movie that -- imagine this -- makes you wish there were more of them.4 stars out of 5 -- Weaver's soft-spoken way with a threat serves indelible chills...Ben Mendelsohn leaves the deepest impression...A youngster is given an inside look at a criminal empire that also happens to be his family in this independent drama. Teenage Joshua Cody (James Frecheville) is suddenly on his own after his mother's drug habit catches up with her, and he's taken in by his grandmother Smurf (Jacki Weaver), usually regarded as the black sheep of the family. Joshua quickly learns Smurf's reputation is well deserved; she and her four sons are members of a mid-level crime syndicate that operates out of her home in Melbourne. Baz (Joel Edgerton) looks after the money and is urging Smurf to move into something legit, Pope (Ben Mendelsohn) is a criminal jack-of-all-trades who never lets go of a grudge, Darren (Luke Ford) is an enforcer with an unfortunate weak streak, and Craig (Sullivan Stapleton) is a drug dealer who has become addicted to his own product. When Baz is murdered, the family's voice of reason is gone, and the unstable Pope takes the lead in the family's hierarchy; as suspicions fall on Joshua, the quiet newcomer is moved out of the house to keep him safe. Nathan Leckie (Guy Pearce) is a police detective who has found out who Joshua is and what he knows, and he tries to convince the teenager to help him put the Cody family behind bars, though Joshua isn't certain about his loyalties to these outlaws who are also his blood. The first feature film from director David Michod, ANIMAL KINGDOM was an official selection at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, where it received the World Cinema Jury Prize for Best Dramatic Feature.
Cast Peter Stubbs (Special Effects Supervisor)
Anthony Partos (Composer)
Helen Lovelock (Post-Production Supervisor)
Sam Petty (Sound)
Zev Eleftheriou (Stunt Coordinator)
Phil Jones (Assistant Director)
David Michod (Director)
David Michod (Screenwriter)
Adam Arkapaw (Director of Photography)
Kirsten Veysey (Hairstylist)
Ben Mendelsohn (Star)
Justin Rosniak (Co-Star)
Jacki Weaver (Star)
Dan Wyllie (Co-Star)
Guy Pearce (Star)
Susan Prior (Co-Star)
Sullivan Stapleton (Co-Star)
Joel Edgerton (Star)
Anna Lise Phillips (Co-Star)
Luke Ford (Star)
Andy McPhee (Co-Star)
Kieran Darcey-Smith (Co-Star)
Anthony Hayes (Co-Star)
Clayton Jacobson (Co-Star)
Mirrah Foulkes (Co-Star)
David Michod (Co-Star)
James Frecheville (Star)
Laura Wheelwright (Co-Star)
Tim Phillipps (Co-Star)
Josh Helman (Co-Star)
Jack Heanly (Co-Star)
Christina Azucena (Co-Star)
Jacquie Brennan (Co-Star)
Ben Ouwehand (Co-Star)
Anthony Ahern (Co-Star)
Bryce Lindemann (Co-Star)
Paul Smits (Co-Star)
Michael Vice (Co-Star)
Chris Weir (Co-Star)
Sarah Nguyen (Co-Star)
Lucia Cai (Co-Star)
Ann Michod (Co-Star)
Michael Cody (Voice)
Bert Labonte (Co-Star)
James Saunders (Co-Star)
Dom Phelan (Co-Star)
Brenda Palmer (Co-Star)
Tom Noble (Co-Star)
Daniel Roche (Co-Star)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Region [unknown] Note: Audio Commentary with Director David Michôd Creating Animal Kingdom Q&A with Director David Michôd and Actors Jacki Weaver and James Frecheville Widescreen - 2.35 Audio: DTS HD Master Audio - English Subtitles - English, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.20000
Height 0.25000
Width 5.25000
Depth 6.50000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Drama
Attribute Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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