Face to Face (2011 film)
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|Face to Face|
|Directed by||Michael Rymer|
|Produced by||Leanne Hanley
|Screenplay by||Michael Rymer|
|Story by||David Williamson|
|Music by||Richard Gibbs|
|Edited by||Sasha Dylan Bell|
|Distributed by||Australian Film Syndicate
|Running time||89 minutes|
Face to Face (2011) is an independent Australian film directed by Michael Rymer, based on the play of the same name, written by Australian playwright David Williamson. The film stars Vince Colosimo, Sigrid Thornton, Luke Ford and Matthew Newton.
A young construction worker rams into the back of his boss's Jaguar in a fit of anger at being sacked. Rather than fronting court, he’s given the chance to explain his actions in a community conference. This face-to-face confrontation between the young man, his boss, his boss's wife, co-workers, best mate and mother lifts the lid not only on his dysfunctional life but on their workplace dirty laundry, turning all of their lives upside down.
- Vincent Colosimo as Greg Baldoni
- Luke Ford as Wayne Travers
- Matthew Newton as Jack Manning
- Sigrid Thornton as Claire Baldoni
- Lauren Clair as Maureen Travers
- Christopher Connelly as Richard Halligan
- Laura Gordon as Julie Rossiter
- Robert Rabiah as Hakim Slimon
- Josh Saks as Barry McLean
- Dom Phelan as Mac
- Glenn Maynard as Nookie
- Calen Mackenzie as young Wayne
- Richard Sutherland as Stan Travers
- James Romeril as Adrian Baldoni
- Alicia Attwood as Pub Waitress
Face to Face is the first commercially released feature film to be shot on Canon HDSLR digital still cameras by cinematographer Dennys Ilic. From February 2011 to September 2011 Face to Face has won 32 international Film festival awards including the Michael Moore Traverse City Film Festival.
Of Face to Face, filmmaker Michael Moore (Fahrenheit 9/11, Bowling for Columbine), said, "This is one of those rare films which grabs hold of you at the beginning and doesn't let go till the end. It is an amazing piece of cinema - riveting, thought-provoking, transformative. Only once or twice a year do I see such a film - and this year that film is Face to Face. Not only should every person in Michigan see this film - but every person in America should see this film."
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