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Modern love - Mark Constable, Victoria Hill, Will Traeger, Alex Frayne

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Movie propaganda

John (Mark Constable), Emily (Victoria Hill) and their young son Edward (Will Traeger) leave the city for what they believe will be a brief foray into the countryside to claim the small shack John has inherited. The family finds itself in a rural setting where nothing is what it seems. John's behaviour becomes increasingly bizarre as he crosses paths with the area's unusual inhabitants, some of whom he knows from a distant past. As his connections to the area are gradually uncovered, we witness a man with a long lineage of disaster, mishap and rural weirdness. Is this a dream? A nightmare? A rural fantasy? Is this a journey into the gothic heartland of rural Australia? Or is it one man losing his mind?

Modern love won international headlines when it was selected for the Moscow Film Festival last year. It represents a timely contribution to the debate about the relation of Australians to the landscape and the culture of the outback.

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film Australia psychological thriller outback family rural

Persons of interest

  • Mark Constable .... John
  • Victoria Hill .... Emily
  • Will Traeger .... Edward
  • Nick Matthews .... Screenwriter
  • Alex Frayne .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

  • Modern love official movie site
  • Modern love film production notes
  • Modern love QuickTime movie trailers
  • Awards and film festivals:
    • Moscow Film Festival 2007: Screening
  • Studios and distributors:
    • Sputnik Film

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

Modern love is a low-budget mind-fuck with some lovely Australian scenery, fauna and darkness. If you want to disturb your life in the urbs or the suburbs then you'll find this disturbing. I don't think that country people should be allowed to see this because they might get ideas...

The Australia, psychological thriller movie Modern love is directed by Alex Frayne and stars Mark Constable, Victoria Hill, Will Traeger.

Media intelligence (DVD)

  • Audio: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Languages: English
  • Picture: Widescreen (1.85:1, 16:9 Anamorphic)
  • Special features:
    • Four short films by director Alex Frayne:
      • Doctor by day
      • The longing
      • Zoyd
      • The Art of Tabloid

Government security censorship classification

M (Moderate coarse language and themes)

Surveillance time

94 minutes (1:34 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: Undated November 2007 - Melbourne
DVD retail: 10 April 2008

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