The Mule

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    Inspired by true events, The Mule tells the story of a naive man who is detained by federal police with lethal narcotics hidden in his stomach. Alone and afraid, ‘the Mule’ makes a desperate choice; to defy his bodily functions and withhold the evidence… literally. By doing so he becomes a 'human time bomb'; dragging cops, criminals and concerned family into his impossible escapade. 

    Directed by Angus Sampson and Tony Mahony, The Mule’s darkly comic screenplay was penned by three of Australia’s most exciting on and off screen talents; Leigh Whannell (Saw, Insidious), Angus Sampson and Jaime Browne. It stars Hugo Weaving alongside Sampson and Whannell with a fantastic ensemble cast including Ewen Leslie, Geoff Morrell, Georgina Haig, Noni Hazlehurst and John Noble. Filmed primarily in Melbourne, and Bangkok Thailand, the film received funding support from Screen Australia and Film Victoria. 

    Entertainment One and The Mule filmmakers are thrilled to announce the Australian feature film The Mule will launch to Australian audiences on iTunes and other digital platforms on November 21, ensuring that the film can be seen immediately on any device, at any time. The Blu-Ray and DVD release will follow on December 3.

    Charlie's Country

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    Written by Rolf de Heer and David Gulpilil as a collaborative project, Charlie's Country stars Gulpilil as blackfella Charlie, who is getting older, and is out of sorts. The government’s intervention is making life more difficult in his remote community, what with the proper policing of whitefella laws that don't generally make much sense, and Charlie's kin seeming more interested in going along with things than doing anything about it. So Charlie takes off, to live the old way, but in doing so sets off a chain of events in his life that has him return to his community chastened, and somewhat the wiser.

    Galore

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    It's a sweltering summer before the final year of school. Best friends Billie (Ashleigh Cummings from Tomorrow When the War Began and hit TV show Puberty Blues) and Laura (Lily Sullivan who wowed audiences in Mental) share every secret, except one – Billie is crazy in love and sleeping with Laura's boyfriend Danny. When Billie's social worker mum takes in Isaac, a troubled teen looking to get his life straight, the delicate balance of the three friends' lives is disrupted. The four teenagers immerse themselves in a swirl of parties, possible love, sex and desire – until secrets are revealed and their lives are thrown into chaos. Visually stunning, Rhys Graham’s debut feature captures the world of teenage suburbia with a sensuous and vivid intensity; a world where adults are exiled to the outer margins. Evoking the burning energy of adolescent rebellion against small-town inertia, GALORE is an intimate and hauntingly beautiful coming-of-age story of love, loss, and betrayal.


    Rush/1 Double Pack

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    Rush

    From Academy Award winning director Ron Howard, set against the golden age of Formula 1 racing, Rush portrays the fast paced, action packed and exhilarating true story of one of the greatest rivals the sport has ever witnessed - James Hunt versus Niki Lauda, and their illustrious Formula 1 racing teams, McLaren versus Ferrari.

    Privileged, charismatic and handsome English playboy, James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) could not be more different from his reserved and methodical opponent, Austrian born Niki Lauda (Daniel Bruhl). Rush follows their chequered personal lives both on and off the track and charts their rivalry from its inception in Formula 3. Here they competed viciously against each other until Lauda's superior business acumen and surgeon like precision behind the wheel propelled him all the way to Formula 1; eventually landing him the number one spot at Ferrari. However it was not long before unruly golden boy James Hunt fought his way into Formula 1, and into the hearts of a nation, dramatically seizing the world championship from Lauda and proving to the critics, and more importantly himself, that there was real substance beneath his stylish exterior. Polar opposites pitted against each other in the most dangerous sport in the world, Hunt and Lauda were pushed to the breaking point of their physical and psychological endurance.

    1

    1 is an action documentary showcasing the glamour, speed, danger and excitement of Formula 1® Grand Prix racing - the greatest show on earth. Narrated by Michael Fassbender (Shame, X-Men: First Class), the film tells the story of the golden age of Formula 1®, when the sport became terrifyingly dangerous. In the late 1960s, Formula 1® cars doubled their engine size and sprouted wings, making them incredibly quick, but even more hazardous. With money pouring in from sponsorship and a new worldwide television audience, superstar drivers were born, thrown like gladiators into the ring. The drivers were legendary with charisma and raw talent, but many of them paid the ultimate price. Using rare archival footage and the greatest list of interviews ever assembled, 1 follows the story of the drivers who raced on the edge and those who stood up to change the sport forever.

    Grace of Monaco

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    Set in 1962, six years after her celebrated Wedding of the Century, Grace of Monaco tells of a year in the life of one of the twentieth century's most iconic women - Grace Kelly - as she strived to reconcile her past and her present, a yearning for a return to the big screen with her newfound role as a mother of two, monarch of a European principality and wife to Prince Ranier III. While contemplating overtures from Alfred Hitchcock to return to her career in Hollywood, Grace found herself plunged into a personal crisis when Rainier's modernisation of an ailing Monaco was halted by French President Charles de Gaulle - who tried to reclaim the principality for France by force. It was a crossroads for Grace's family, her marriage and her country, and her private life. It would become the moment in which a cinematic icon, an American far from home, would have to face a tough decision - return to her celebrated status as a movie star, globally loved and adored, or accept that she will never act again, embrace her new role and her new identity. From the director of La Vie en Rose, GRACE OF MONACO is a real-life fairytale, a sweeping romance and a portrait of the cinematic legend of Princess Grace.

    The Sacrament

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    From acclaimed writer/director Ti West and master of horror Eli Roth, The Sacrament follows two Vice Media correspondents as they set out to document their friend's journey to find his missing sister. They travel outside of the United States to an undisclosed location where they are welcomed into the world of "Eden Parish," a self-sustained rural utopia, comprised of nearly two hundred members. At the center of this small, religious, socialist community is a mysterious leader known only as "Father." As their friend reunites with his sister, it becomes apparent to the newcomers that this paradise may not be as it seems. What started as just another documentary shoot, soon becomes a race to escape with their lives.

    The Broken Circle Breakdown

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    Winner of the Audience Award at the 2013 Berlin Film Festival, where it was rapturously received, and nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, THE BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN is a Belgian drama about passion, parenthood, sorrow and joy. Infused with incredible music, the film tells the story of Elise and Didier, two unconventional star-crossed lovers, who fall for each other despite their differences. He talks, she listens. He's a romantic atheist, she's a free-spirited realist.

Told over a number of years, beautifully edited with a non-linear structure reeling backwards and forwards through time, we watch as the couple make a life together in a gorgeous country farmhouse, begin a bluegrass band and raise a beautiful daughter, Maybelle. But when an unexpected tragedy arrives, their love and everything they know is tested.

A director to watch, Felix van Groeningen has crafted a masterful, exuberant film. With entrancing and arresting performances from the two leads, THE BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN miraculously seems to encompass all of human emotion and is a romantic melodrama of the highest order.

    All This Mayhem

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    All This Mayhem tells the story of brothers Tas and Ben Pappas, two boys from Melbourne who took the skateboarding world by storm, defeating Tony Hawk and crowned International World Champions within a year. Skateboarding came naturally to the Pappas brothers, but success was a different story. In this unflinching, never-before-seen account we witness the dark consequences of Tas and Ben’s rapid success, their intense fraternal bond and their journey from the pinnacle of their sport into a downward spiral of self-destruction.

    From the makers of award-winning documentaries Exit Through the Gift Shop and Senna, and featuring fascinating interviews, first person accounts and archival footage, All This Mayhem is a searing account of what happens when raw talent and extreme personalities collide and tells of a tragedy too incredible to believe.

    Co-produced by Vice Films and directed by Eddie Martin (Lionel), All This Mayhem is an adrenalin-fuelled and unforgettable Australian film. 




    Sunshine on Leith

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    Home is where the heart is for best friends Davy and Ally. Returning to their lifelong residence of Leith, in Edinburgh, the lads kindle romances old and new: Ally plans to propose to Davy’s sister Liz, while Davy falls head-over-heels in love with Yvonne. Meanwhile, Davy's parents Rab and Jean are busy planning their 25th wedding anniversary. Everything’s going swimmingly, until a revelation from Rab’s past threatens to tear the family and all three couples apart.

The second feature from actor-turned-director Dexter Fletcher, SUNSHINE ON LEITH is a jubilant, heartfelt musical about the power of home, the hearth, family and love. Adapted from the acclaimed stage musical by Stephen Greenhorn it features the euphoric music of The Proclaimers.

    PULP: A Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets

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    Sheffield, 1988, ‘The Day That Never Happened’.  Following a disastrous farewell show in their hometown, PULP move to London in search of success. They find fame on the world stage in the 1990s with anthems including ‘Common People’ and ‘Disco 2000’. 25 years (and 10 million album sales) later, they return to Sheffield for their last UK concert:  what could go wrong?

    Walk of Shame

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    After losing an audition for her dream job, Meghan Miles (Elizabeth Banks: The Hunger Games, The 40-Year-Old Virgin), a Los Angeles TV news anchor, goes out for an uncharacteristic night of partying. She awakes up in the bed of a stranger (James Marsden: X-Men, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues), to a phone message announcing the job is hers, if she can make it to the news station by time of broadcast. Stranded in an unknown area without money, a phone, or a car, Meghan—clad in a provocative yellow dress—embarks on a series of misadventures as she desperately races to seize the opportunity of a lifetime.
     
    An outrageous comedy, Walk of Shame is a hilarious story of the ultimate day gone wrong.

    The Invisible Woman

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    The Invisible Woman marks Ralph Fiennes’ second outing as director, while also starring as the complex figure, writer Charles Dickens. In 1857, at the height of Dickens’ career, he pursued a love affair with a young actress, Nelly Ternan. She remained his muse for the rest of his life, but their relationship was kept secret, even after Dickens’ separation from his wife. As a result, Ternan’s story is one of someone who almost wasn’t there; her story very nearly disappearing from the record for good. Claire Tomalin’s pioneering biography of Dickens has been adapted by British screenwriter Abi Morgan (The Iron Lady, The Hour). The Invisible Woman is an elegant recreation of the times, featuring superb performances from Fiennes, Felicity Jones and Kristin Scott Thomas, delivering a richly powerful drama.

    Young and Beautiful

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    Nuanced, elegant and thought-provoking, the latest film from renowned French director François Ozon is a coming-of-age portrait set over four seasons and four songs. YOUNG & BEAUTIFUL chronicles seventeen-year-old Isabelle's sexual journey from the awakening of her desires to her first time, from her exploration of love to her search for her identity.