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Year My Voice Broke, TheYear My Voice Broke, The (1987) Recommended
Dir. John Duigan
Feat. Noah Taylor, Ben Mendelsohn
Scrawny yet sensitive adolescent Noah Taylor can only watch as brazen older mate Ben Mendelsohn courts his dream–girl in '60s rural Australia.…
Big Steal, TheBig Steal, The (1990) Recommended
Dir. Nadia Tass
Feat. Ben Mendelsohn, Claudia Karvan
Romantic romp from the makers of MALCOLM, possesses the charm and wit that made that film memorable. Teenager Ben Mendelsohn wins a date with the…
Return HomeReturn Home (1990)
Dir. Ray Argall
Feat. Ben Mendelsohn, Dennis Coard
Male–healing drama finds bitterly divorced Noel (Dennis Coard) returning home in search of direction, finding solace in his brother Steve and…
SpotswoodSpotswood (1991) Recommended
Dir. Mark Joffe
Feat. Anthony Hopkins, Ben Mendelsohn, Bruno Lawrence
Anthony Hopkins plays an efficiency expert hired to overhaul a cottage moccasin factory, and finds himself endeared to the staff, in this affable…
Nirvana Street Murder (1991)
Dir. Aleksi Vellis
Feat. Mark Little, Ben Mendelsohn
Raw, inventive street story that juggles cultural conflict with matters of the heart as two disparate brothers find themselves in a scrape with Greek…
Metal SkinMetal Skin (1994)
Dir. Geoffrey Wright
Feat. Aiden Young, Tara Morice, Ben Mendelsohn
A petrol–soaked, despairing love story from the director of ROMPER STOMPER, who takes another look at Australian youth counter–culture…
SirensSirens (1994)
Dir. John Duigan
Feat. Hugh Grant, Sam Neill, Elle MacPherson
Catholic minister Hugh Grant and wife are sent to rural Australia to dissuade renegade artist Sam Neill from painting 'pornography'. As an 'Elle…
CosiCosi (1995)
Dir. Mark Joffe
Feat. Ben Mendelsohn, Barry Otto, Aden Young
Budding theatre director Ben Mendelsohn is haggled into staging a bizarre version of Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte at a psychiatric hospital! Adapted from…
Idiot BoxIdiot Box (1997) Aro Favourite
Dir. David Caesar
Feat. Ben Mendelsohn, Jeremy Sims
Yet another winner from across the Taz, Ben Mendelsohn and Jeremy Sims give career–best performances as a pair of cuddly petrol–heads…
True Love and ChaosTrue Love and Chaos (1997)
Dir. Stavros Andonis Efthymiou
Feat. Ben Mendelsohn, Noah Taylor, Miranda Otto
A half–baked script straight out of the same Melbourne film school that produced LOVE & OTHER CATASTROPHES leaves an Aussie brat–pack…
Amy (1998)
Dir. Nadia Tass
Feat. Rachel Griffiths, Ben Mendelsohn
A piece of superior comic whimsy from the team that made MALCOLM, pairs Rachel Griffiths with Ben Mendelsohn, helping her traumatised daughter to…
Sample PeopleSample People (1999)
Dir. Clinton Smith
Feat. Kylie Minogue, Ben Mendelsohn
Four groups of Sydney–siders sample the city's wares on a hot summer weekend in this hi–energy, determinedly funky Aussie youth pic that…
Secret Men's BusinessSecret Men's Business (1999)
Dir. Ken Cameron
Feat. Ben Mendelsohn
Solid and unflashy Australian drama in which a group of friends reunite – BIG CHILL–style – for beachside reminiscences after the…
MulletMullet (2001) Recommended
Dir. David Caesar
Feat. Ben Mendelsohn, Susie Porter, Steve LaMarquand
Those expecting IDIOT BOX Part 2, may feel a little misled by the title, for despite the return of Ben Mendelsohn, there‚Äôs nary a mullet haircut or…
Black and WhiteBlack and White (2002)
Dir. Craig Lahiff
Feat. Robert Carlyle, Kerry Fox, Charles Dance
Stirring courtroom drama based on the dubious conviction for murder of an Aboriginal man in 1950s Adelaide, which dragged the government and press…
New World, TheNew World, The (2006) Recommended
Dir. Terrence Malick
Feat. Colin Farrell, Q'orianka Kilcher, Christopher Plummer
An epic naturalist meditation on the European settlement of America from dir. Terrence Malick (DAYS OF HEAVEN), which reveals a thoughtful and at…
AustraliaAustralia (2008) Recommended
Dir. Baz Luhrmann
Feat. Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, David Wenham
Aussie golden boy Baz Luhrmann's larger–than–life epic sees an English aristocrat and cattle driver attempt to save an inherited outback…
Prime MoverPrime Mover (2009)
Dir. David Caesar
Feat. Michael Dorman, Emily Barclay, Ben Mendelsohn
Though far from original, this delightful Aussie road movie springs a few surprises in its sometimes–whimsical fable of truck mechanic whose…
Beautiful KateBeautiful Kate (2009) Recommended
Dir. Rachel Ward
Feat. Ben Mendelsohn, Bryan Brown, Maeve Dermody
In her directing debut, seasoned actor Rachel Ward maturely handles this taboo–tinged story of an estranged son returning home to visit his…
Tangle (TV Series)Tangle (TV Series) (2009)
Feat. Justine Clarke, Ben Mendelsohn, Catherine McClements
Acclaimed ensemble drama that focuses on the intertwining lives of families and friends in suburban Melbourne.
Animal KingdomAnimal Kingdom (2010) Recommended
Dir. David Michod
Feat. Ben Mendelsohn, Joel Edgerton, Guy Pearce
The deadly underworld politics of a Melbourne crime family come under the microscope in this outstanding Australian gangland thriller. Framed…
TrespassTrespass (2011)
Dir. Joel Schumacher
Feat. Nicolas Cage, Nicole Kidman, Ben Mendelsohn
A bloated Nic Cage cashes in yet another paycheck in this hysterically straight–faced thriller from serial hack Joel Schumacher. Sympathy is…
Killer EliteKiller Elite (2011)
Dir. Gary McKendry
Feat. Jason Statham, Clive Owen, Robert De Niro
Tough guy Jason Statham teams up with a wily Robert De Niro in this Mexican standoff between ex–special–ops agents with bounties on their…
Killing Them SoftlyKilling Them Softly (2012)
Dir. Andrew Dominik
Feat. Brad Pitt, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn
Ex–pat Kiwi Andrew Dominik helms this sullen gangland thriller, about a professional enforcer (Pitt) hired to track down the amateur criminals…
Place Beyond the Pines, ThePlace Beyond the Pines, The (2012) Aro Favourite
Dir. Derek Cianfrance
Feat. Ryan Gosling, Eva Mendes, Bradley Cooper
Ryan Gosling re–teams with the dir. of BLUE VALENTINE for this equally arresting crime saga that unfolds after a motorcycling drifter's…
AdorationAdoration (Adore) (2013)
Dir. Anne Fontaine
Feat. Naomi Watts, Robin Wright, Xavier Samuel
Adapted from Doris Lessing's novel 'The Grandmothers', two women embark on secretive affairs with each other's sons in this sensual Australian…
Starred UpStarred Up (2013) Recommended
Dir. David Mackenzie
Feat. Jack O'Connell, Ben Mendelsohn
A troubled teenager is transferred to the same prison as his violent father in this explosive British prison drama.
Black SeaBlack Sea (2014) Recommended
Dir. Kevin MacDonald
Feat. Jude Law, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn
A robust, white–knuckle thriller in which a submarine captain takes a job with a shadowy backer to search the depths of the Black Sea for a…
Slow WestSlow West (2015) Recommended
Dir. John Maclean
Feat. Kodi Smit-McPhee, Michael Fassbender, Ben Mendelsohn
New Zealand – specifically Twizel – stands in for Colorado in this tense Western that follows a young Scot, whose travels across America…
Bloodline (TV Series)Bloodline (TV Series) (2015)
Feat. Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini
Knotty thriller about a family of adult siblings who find that their past secrets and scars are revealed when their black sheep of a brother returns…

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