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3.6
134 Ratings

Hail

Directed by Amiel Courtin-Wilson
Australia, 2011
Drama

Synopsis

50-year-old convict Dan is released from prison and returns to his partner Leanne. He does what he can to build up a normal life but his re-assimilation into society is challenged by the internal demons rousing inside of him. Sooner or later, his true nature will make its way out again…

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Hail Directed by Amiel Courtin-Wilson

Critics reviews

Moving with Dan in both frenzy and stillness, the spectator is invited to extend themselves into his world: to have empathy with his grief and to feel the depth of his longing. It is precisely these felt experiences between spectator and screen that gesture towards the meditative potential of cinematic spaces: suspended between fiction and reality, we allow ourselves to fold into these spaces and be moved by them.
October 01, 2018
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Courtin-Wilson aims to get right inside Jones’s troubled psyche, and to convey, in richly cinematic terms, his inner turmoil. No previous Australian feature has gone this far into a disturbed sensory world – beyond both mundane realism and the comfortable middle-class distance of ‘social concern’.
October 01, 2012
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