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Samson And Delilah

4

Warwick Thornton's brash and beautiful debut feature...

Tough but tender, angry yet artful, Australian director Warwick Thornton’s supple debut feature is a brash beauty. Romeo And Juliet is the source but the setting is distinct, Thornton’s teens being deprived Aboriginal kids in central Australia. Don’t expect Baz luhrmann-ish razzmatazz: abrasive sound design, spare landscapes and subtly expressive turns comprise Thornton’s uniquely stark strain of ruggedly poetic neo-realism. The four terrific shorts on this jam-packed disc provide further evidence of the director’s talent.

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