The Dry (2020)
August 9, 2023 10:43 AM - Subscribe

[TRAILER] Aaron Falk (Eric Bana) returns to his drought-stricken hometown to attend a tragic funeral. But his return opens a decades-old wound - the unsolved death of a teenage girl.

Also starring Genevieve O'Reilly, Keir O'Donnell, John Polson, Matt Nable, Eddie Baroo, Martin Dingle Wall, Julia Blake.

Directed & co-written by Robert Connolly. An Australian production in English.

90% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.


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posted by DirtyOldTown (6 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Regrettably, this has dropped off of digital rental (though it can still be purchased). But it's one of the better Aussie dramas of the last few years for my money, and it basically never made it to the US.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 10:44 AM on August 9, 2023 [1 favorite]

I enjoyed the book this was based on very much, I will have to look for it.
posted by PussKillian at 12:27 PM on August 9, 2023 [2 favorites]

I loved this book and the series, but the trailer has so many cliches I'm worried about the movie. I'll give it a try, though.
posted by The corpse in the library at 12:31 PM on August 9, 2023

It's a particular kind of melodrama that may not work for everyone, but my spouse loves that stuff.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 12:35 PM on August 9, 2023 [1 favorite]

The book was AMAZING! I'd definitely check out the movie if it were findable.
posted by epj at 12:47 PM on August 10, 2023

Just watched this in the U.S. on Kanopy. Interesting watch. A bit haunting with the background of an ongoing drought and fires. 7.5/10 would watch again.
posted by hydra77 at 8:37 AM on March 26

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