Animal Kingdom

Details
Genre:
Drama, Thriller, Crime
Run Time:
112 min
Language:
English
Cast:
Ben Mendelsohn, Joel Edgerton, Guy Pearce, Luke Ford, Jacki Weaver, Sullivan Stapleton, James Frecheville
Director:
David Michôd
Writer:
David Michôd
Plot Summary

Animal Kingdom is a story about the battle between Melbourne’s underworld and the police and the ordinary lives caught in between. The film tracks 17-year-old Joshua “J” Cody, a troubled kid caught between his own criminal family and Detective Leckie (Guy Pearce), a compromised cop who thinks that he can save him. J comes to realize that in order to survive he must write his own rule book and choose his place in the brutal animal kingdom.

Festivals and Awards

Sundance Film Festival, USA, January 2010
*Winner: Grand Jury Prize
Haifa International Film Festival, Israel, September 2010
Rome Film Festival, Italy, October 2010
Balinale, Indonesia, October 2010
Gijon International Film Festival, Spain, November 2010
Stockholm International Film Festival, Sweden, November 2010
*Winner: Best Script
India International Film Festival, India, November 2010
Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Greece, December 2010
!fstanbul International Independent Film Festival, Turkey, February 2011
Vilnius International Film Festival, Lithuania, March 2011
Ankara International Film Festival, Turkey, March 2011
B-EST International Film Festival, Romania, April 2011
Beijing International Film Festival, China, April 2011
Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival, South Korea, July 2011
Durban International Film Festival, South Africa, July 2011
Motovun International Film Festival, Croatia, July 2011
Tallinn Black Nights – Just Film Festival, Estonia, November 2011
Transilvania International Film Festival, Romania, June 2012