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Aro Recommended Noise


Australia 2007, 108 minutes
Dir. Matthew Saville
Genres: Suspense/Crime, Drama / Policier, Film Noir


Aroview: An impressive Australian modern 'noir', refreshingly off-centred around a hearing-afflicted cop who is assigned the night shift at a police caravan during a slipshod murder investigation.

While his script pushes the occupational-hazard aspect of law enforcement, dir. Matthew Saville's strongest suit is his visual language, through which he creates a formidable sense of dread around the inscrutable, unusual presense of lead actor Brendan Cowell. Though not quite delivering the pay-off it promises, and perhaps even losing itself in its own ominous shadows, this is still a brilliantly assured debut that intrigues in the best sense of the term.

NZ International Film Festival 2007
Adopt-a-Movie Kindly adopted by Brendan Cowell

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  • audio commentary
  • aspect ratio: 16:9

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