Dead Europe

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Dead Europe
Dead europe movie poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Tony Krawitz
Produced by Lilette Botasi
Screenplay by Louise Fox
Based on Novel:
Christos Tsiolkas
Starring Ewen Leslie
Music by Jed Kurzel
Cinematography Germain McMicking
Edited by Alexandre de Franceschi
Scott Gray
Release date(s)
  • 14 June 2012 (2012-06-14) (Sydney)
Running time 84 minutes
Country Australia
Language English
Greek

Dead Europe is a 2012 Australian drama film directed by Tony Krawitz.[1] It is an adaptation of the 2005 novel by Christos Tsiolkas with the same name.

Peter Galvin from SBS gave the film three stars out of five, noting that the film is "dark, and emotionally claustrophobic" and is "tough to sit through". He also observes that Dead Europe "is a puzzle film, a movie where one is asked to work hard at deciphering its strangeness."[2]

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

Dead Europe received mixed to positive reviews, earning a 63% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Julie Rigg of MovieTime, ABC Radio National gave a positive review and called it "one of the most disturbing, and intelligent, Australian films for a long time." Tim Robey of The Daily Telegraph also gave a positive review, calling the movie a "promising drama of alienation that slides into portentousness."

Joel Wals of Little White Lies however gave a negative review, calling it "macabre, spiteful and all too bleak in its juxtaposition of generations and their transference of guilt."

Awards and nominations[edit]

Award Category Subject Result
AACTA Award
(3rd)
Best Film Iain Canning Nominated
Emile Sherman Nominated
Liz Watts Nominated
Best Adapted Screenplay Louise Fox Nominated
Best Actor Ewen Leslie Nominated
Best Supporting Actor Marton Csokas Nominated
Best Original Music Score Jed Kurzel Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dead Europe". TIFF. Retrieved 12 October 2012. 
  2. ^ Galvin, Peter. "Dead Europe (review)". SBS. Retrieved 14 February 2013. 

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