Dark Frontier (2009)

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Dark Frontier (2009)
Lucky Country (original title)

1902....the Australian Federation is a year old. Twelve year-old Tom's beloved father, Nat, has dragged him and his sister, Sarah, to an isolated farm at the edge of the woods. But Nat's dream of living off the land has died and he is losing his grip on sanity. When three ex-soldiers arrive at their cabin one night Tom, like his father, believes they are providence. But their presence becomes more menacing when one of them reveals a secret: he's found gold. As the lure of gold infects everyone around him the cabin becomes a psychological battleground in which Tom's loyalty is put to the ultimate test.
Australia
IMDb   5.4 /10
TheMovieDb    3.3 /10
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Creators
Director Kriv Stenders
Writer Andy Cox
Information
Release Date2013-05-20
Runtime1h 36min
GenreDrama, History, Thriller
Content RatingR (R)
AwardsAwards1 win & 2 nominations
CompanyAdelaide Film Festival, Footprint Films, Screen Australia
CountryAustralia
LanguageEnglish
Henryas Henry
Carveras Carver
Jimmyas Jimmy
The Rabbiteras The Rabbiter
Helmut Bakaitis
Helmut Bakaitis
Connollyas Connolly
Mal Corkhill
Mal Corkhill
Surveyoras Surveyor
Adrian Crawford
Adrian Crawford
Surveyoras Surveyor
Kerry Hoare
Kerry Hoare
Cart Driveras Cart Driver
Angelina Kovalenko
Angelina Kovalenko
Railway Camp womanas Railway Camp woman
Elizabeth McConnor
Elizabeth McConnor
Railway Camp womanas Railway Camp woman
Justin Prime
Justin Prime
Surveyoras Surveyor
Regina Riediger-Jensen
Regina Riediger-Jensen
Railway Camp womanas Railway Camp woman
Phil Stevenson
Phil Stevenson
Surveyoras Surveyor
Tammy McCarthy
Tammy McCarthy
Emmaas Emma

Lucky Country (film)

Lucky Country is a 2009 Australian film starring Aden Young.

It is also known as Dark Frontier.


Plot summary

Set in 1902, the Australian Federation has been established for one year. Twelve-year-old Tom's beloved father Nat has dragged him and his sister Sarah to an isolated farm at the edge of the woods. However, Nat's dream of living off the land has died, as he loses his sanity.

When three ex-soldiers arrive at their cabin one night, Tom, like his father, believes they are providence. But their presence becomes more menacing when one of them reveals a secret: he's found gold. As the lure of gold infects everyone around him the cabin becomes a psychological battleground in which Tom's loyalty is put to the ultimate test.


Production

It was shot in 16mm in late 2008.