DAVID MICH?

ANIMAL KINGDOM

A Crime Story
2010 · 108 mins · Crime, Drama
Welcome to the Melbourne underworld. Following the death of his mother, seventeen year-old Joshua ‘J’ Cody moves in with his hitherto-estranged family, under the watchful eye of his doting grandmother, Janine ‘Smurf’ Cody, and her three criminal sons – the Cody boys. Eldest son and armed robber, Andrew ‘Pope’ Cody is in hiding from a gang of renegade detectives. Middle brother Craig is a successful but volatile drug dealer, whilst the youngest Cody, Darren, naïvely follows his elder brothers’ lead. Recognising that their days of old-school banditry are all but over, Pope's best friend and business partner, Barry Brown, decides...
Welcome to the Melbourne underworld. Following the death of his mother, seventeen year-old Joshua ‘J’ Cody moves in with his hitherto-estranged family, under the watchful eye of his doting grandmother, Janine ‘Smurf’ Cody, and her three criminal sons – the Cody boys. Eldest son and armed robber, Andrew ‘Pope’ Cody is in hiding from a gang of renegade detectives. Middle brother Craig is a successful but volatile drug dealer, whilst the youngest Cody, Darren, naïvely follows his elder brothers’ lead. Recognising that their days of old-school banditry are all but over, Pope's best friend and business partner, Barry Brown, decides he wants out of the game, but just as Barry voices his intentions to quit, tensions between the family and the police explode. Heralded as "the finest piece of cinema to come out of Australia — or any other country, for that matter — for a very long time" by Empire Magazine and featuring a stellar cast, Animal Kingdom is a powerful crime drama which explores the tense battle between a criminal family and the police, and the ordinary lives caught in the middle.
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★★★★ "Compelling, not to mention chilling... ANIMAL KINGDOM is like Greek tragedy, fuelled by cocaine and numbed by heroin." Paul Byrnes, SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

Info

Format
DVD
Catalogue
MMA8008
Languages
English
Subtitles
English, Hard of Hearing
Discs
2
Encoding
PAL

Directed by

David Mich?

Featuring

Jacki Weaver, Ben Mendelsohn, Joel Edgerton

Special Features

Audio commentary with writer/director David Michôd
Cast commentary
The Making of ANIMAL KINGDOM: a feature-length documentary
Interview with crime writer Tom Noble
David Michôd's short film CROSSBOW
Original 30 second teaser
Poster & Key Art Gallery
Theatrical trailer