directed by Craig Monahan
Australia 1998

 

Eddie Fleming's door is burst in and he is hauled from the couch early one morning by police detectives. Taken into a poorly lit interrogation room and 'interviewed' for hours. I was reminded of Orson Welles "The Trial" initially as no apparent details are forthcoming regarding the protagonists charges. When unemployed Eddie, who has recently lost his wife, finds the police grievance is for 'auto theft' he is visibly upset, but soon realizes that it must be leading to a more important charge - one of murder. In fact they are hunting for a serial killer. Is it Eddie? They seem so sure, but he seems so obviously innocent.

 

This film almost entirely exists on the undetermined guilt, innocence and fate of one man. Sparse, but occasionally uniquely angled, cinematography is attuned to the subtle and even manner that the storyline evolves. Eddie could be an innocent victim or an insane murderer. At the same time that the interview is progressing and evidence is being revealed, the detective himself is being investigated by police internal affairs. His overzealous record could indicate his methodology is manipulative. We, the audience become judge and jury to the events, and have a keen introspective eye on human rights and the inner workings of a police investigation. A simple yet wonderfully explorative film. I highly recommend it.  out of   

Gary W. Tooze

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Theatrical Release: August 20th, 1998 - Australia

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DVD Review: MICROFILMS / New Yorker -  Region 1 - NTSC

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Distribution MICROFILMS  / same as New Yorker issue- Region 1- NTSC
Runtime 1:40:00
Video 1.81:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 5.00 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.

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Audio English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Dolby) 
Subtitles None
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Studio: MicroFilms

Aspect Ratio:
Original aspect Ratio 1.81:1

Edition Details:

• Director Commentary
• Trailer (4:3 - 1:22)
• Press Kit (bio's, 2 interviews, reviews, festivals)
• DVD Credits 
• 3 Deleted Scenes (7:10) including alternate ending

DVD Release Date: August 4th, 2004

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Comments:

Very decent image for a non-anamorphic, single layered DVD with commentary. Skin tones look slightly reddish to me, but they are in Australia. Contrast is very good - an important part as much of the interrogation scenes are in the dark with shadow detail. I suspect this is a port from the New Yorker, which I have not seen. Commentary and deleted scenes are illuminating as the film leaves you begging for more. Fine work by MicroFilms in bringing this out again in Region 1. I hope, and suspect, it will sell well for them. This is a decent DVD! out of     

Gary W. Tooze





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