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form y Lucky Country single work   film/TV   thriller   historical fiction   western  
Alternative title: Dark Frontier
Issue Details: First known date: 2009 2009
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'1902 … the Australian Federation is a year old. 12-year-old Tom's beloved father Nat has dragged him and his sister Sarah to an isolated farm at the edge of the woods. But Nat’s dream of living off the land has died and he is losing his grip on sanity. When three ex-soldiers arrive at their cabin one night Tom, like his father, believes they are providence. “Your mother always said never turn away strangers, they may be angels in disguise…”

'But their presence becomes more menacing when one of them reveals a secret: he's found gold. As the lure of gold infects everyone around him the cabin becomes a psychological battleground in which Tom’s loyalty is put to the ultimate test.'

Source: Smoking Gun Productions press kit. (Sighted: 19/8/2013)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Script Hooks Ivin and Adelaide Gets a Road Trip Paul Kalina , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 3 March 2009; (p. 14)

— Review of Last Ride Mac Gudgeon 2009 single work film/TV ; Lucky Country Andy Cox 2009 single work film/TV ; Closed for Winter James Bogle 2008 single work film/TV
Film Phil Brown , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane News , 15 - 21 July no. 743 2009; (p. 32)

— Review of Lucky Country Andy Cox 2009 single work film/TV
Steps in the Right Direction Michael Bodey , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 15 July 2009; (p. 15)

— Review of Lucky Country Andy Cox 2009 single work film/TV ; The Illustrated Family Doctor David Snell 2005 single work film/TV
Western Not So Lucky David Stratton , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 18-19 July 2009; (p. 24)

— Review of Lucky Country Andy Cox 2009 single work film/TV
Land of Broken Dreams Paul Byrnes , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 18-19 July 2009; (p. 17)

— Review of Lucky Country Andy Cox 2009 single work film/TV
The Thrill of the Pace Craig Mathieson , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 17 July 2009; (p. 8)
Untitled Tom Ryan , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 19 July 2009; (p. 12)

— Review of Lucky Country Andy Cox 2009 single work film/TV
Fine Cast in Stark, Menacing Bushland Drama Jane Freebury , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 18 July 2009; (p. 26)

— Review of Lucky Country Andy Cox 2009 single work film/TV
Untitled 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 19 July 2009; (p. 23)

— Review of Lucky Country Andy Cox 2009 single work film/TV
Unlucky for Some, Including Scriptwriter and Misguided Attempts at Melodrama Jake Wilson , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 16 July 2009; (p. 16)

— Review of Lucky Country Andy Cox 2009 single work film/TV
Colonial Contretemps Lynden Barber , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Limelight , July 2009; (p. 70)

— Review of Lucky Country Andy Cox 2009 single work film/TV
Stupid Men in a Brutal Land Tim Kroenert , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Eureka Street , 31 July vol. 19 no. 14 2009;

— Review of Lucky Country Andy Cox 2009 single work film/TV
Untitled Michael Bodey , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 16 September 2009; (p. 17)
Nowhere Near Hollywood Louis Nowra , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Monthly , December no. 52 2009; (p. 44-52)
There is a special sort of loneliness about sitting in a cinema on your own. Over the past year, I have frequently found myself watching an Australian movie as the sole member of an audience and, on three occasions, with only one other person in the cinema. Once the lights go down, it can be an uncomfortable, even spooky, feeling of detachment. Movie-going should be a communal activity of human smells, the eating of food, united laughter and tears. It heightens our pleasure to be able to share common experience in a dark cave, entranced by what is happening on the giant screen filled with light. Unfortunately that didn't happen to me very often, and the solitude probably made some dark films even grimmer.
Script Hooks Ivin and Adelaide Gets a Road Trip Paul Kalina , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 3 March 2009; (p. 14)

— Review of Last Ride Mac Gudgeon 2009 single work film/TV ; Lucky Country Andy Cox 2009 single work film/TV ; Closed for Winter James Bogle 2008 single work film/TV
Film Phil Brown , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane News , 15 - 21 July no. 743 2009; (p. 32)

— Review of Lucky Country Andy Cox 2009 single work film/TV
Steps in the Right Direction Michael Bodey , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 15 July 2009; (p. 15)

— Review of Lucky Country Andy Cox 2009 single work film/TV ; The Illustrated Family Doctor David Snell 2005 single work film/TV
Western Not So Lucky David Stratton , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 18-19 July 2009; (p. 24)

— Review of Lucky Country Andy Cox 2009 single work film/TV
Land of Broken Dreams Paul Byrnes , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 18-19 July 2009; (p. 17)

— Review of Lucky Country Andy Cox 2009 single work film/TV
Untitled Tom Ryan , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 19 July 2009; (p. 12)

— Review of Lucky Country Andy Cox 2009 single work film/TV
Fine Cast in Stark, Menacing Bushland Drama Jane Freebury , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 18 July 2009; (p. 26)

— Review of Lucky Country Andy Cox 2009 single work film/TV
Untitled 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 19 July 2009; (p. 23)

— Review of Lucky Country Andy Cox 2009 single work film/TV
Unlucky for Some, Including Scriptwriter and Misguided Attempts at Melodrama Jake Wilson , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 16 July 2009; (p. 16)

— Review of Lucky Country Andy Cox 2009 single work film/TV
Colonial Contretemps Lynden Barber , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Limelight , July 2009; (p. 70)

— Review of Lucky Country Andy Cox 2009 single work film/TV
Stupid Men in a Brutal Land Tim Kroenert , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Eureka Street , 31 July vol. 19 no. 14 2009;

— Review of Lucky Country Andy Cox 2009 single work film/TV
The Thrill of the Pace Craig Mathieson , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 17 July 2009; (p. 8)
Untitled Michael Bodey , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 16 September 2009; (p. 17)
Nowhere Near Hollywood Louis Nowra , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Monthly , December no. 52 2009; (p. 44-52)
There is a special sort of loneliness about sitting in a cinema on your own. Over the past year, I have frequently found myself watching an Australian movie as the sole member of an audience and, on three occasions, with only one other person in the cinema. Once the lights go down, it can be an uncomfortable, even spooky, feeling of detachment. Movie-going should be a communal activity of human smells, the eating of food, united laughter and tears. It heightens our pleasure to be able to share common experience in a dark cave, entranced by what is happening on the giant screen filled with light. Unfortunately that didn't happen to me very often, and the solitude probably made some dark films even grimmer.
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