'The Hunter' (Film)
Starting 4 February 2012
The Hunter is a powerful psychological drama that tells the story of Martin (Willem Dafoe), a mercenary sent from Europe by a mysterious biotech company to the Tasmanian wildness on a hunt for the last Tasmanian Tiger. Filming took place in a variety of locations in Tasmania, with spectacular footage of Tasmania's diverse landscapes portrayed in the film.
Directed by Sydney-based director Daniel Nettheim and produced by Vincent Sheehan of the prolific Porchlight Films, The Hunter stars two time Academy Award nominee Willem Dafoe, Australian Film INdustry Award winner (Blessed, 2009) and Golden Globe nominated (Madame Bovary, 2000) Frances O'Connor and Sam Neill.
Based on the debut novel by Julia Leigh, The Hunter was first published in Australia in 1999 to broad critical acclaim. It has been published in all major territories and translated into nine languages. It was internationally short listed for many prizes and won a Betty Trask Award (UK), the Prix de L'Astrolabe Etonnants Voyageurs (France), and was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.
Ms Leigh was named a Sydney Morning Herald Young Novelist of the Year (Australia) and 'one of 21 writers for the 21st century' by the Observer (UK). Ms Leigh recently wrote and directed the feature film Sleeping Beauty.
In cinemas on 4 February 2011
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