Animal Kingdom

Details
Genre:
Crime, Drama, Thriller
Run Times:
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.

Quotes

“There’s no glamour here, but one false move by anyone can result in death, so tension fills nearly every scene. The family business is nasty and wet — wet as in blood.”
-Kirk Honeycutt, The Hollywood Reporter

Reviews

The Hollywood Reporter – Animal Kingdom — Film Review

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

!f Istanbul 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