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form y separately published work icon The Dry single work   film/TV   crime  
Adaptation of The Dry Jane Harper , 2016 single work novel
Issue Details: First known date: 2021... 2021 The Dry
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'When Aaron Falk returns to his drought ravaged town in Victoria to attend his best mate’s funeral, he finds himself drawn into a web of lies and murder, which forces him to confront the guilty secrets of his own past. Based on the novel of the same name, written by Jane Harper.'

Source: Screen Australia funding approvals.

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Works about this Work

Australian Cinema Is Reaping Box Office Rewards during the Pandemic. Can the Trend Continue? Stephen Gaunson , 2021 single work column
— Appears in: The Conversation , 18 February 2021;
The Dry Set to Break Australian Box Office Drought Kelly Burke , 2021 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 28 January 2021;
Gripping Whodunit with Style David Stratton , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 26 December 2020; (p. 13)

— Review of The Dry Harry Cripps , 2021 single work film/TV
[Review] The Dry Julian Wood , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: FilmInk , 17 December 2020;

— Review of The Dry Harry Cripps , 2021 single work film/TV
The Dry Directed by Robert Connolly Craig Mathieson , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , December no. 173 2020; (p. 81)

— Review of The Dry Harry Cripps , 2021 single work film/TV
'Dust billows off drought-ridden farmlands in the Australian crime drama The Dry, but the only consolation to be had is tears. An unsettling mystery, the film moves at a sombre, measured pace. The plot is less concerned with sudden twists than in allowing the parched milieu and wary locals to reveal the desperation and deceit that has taken hold. When a local farmer, Luke Hadler, shoots his wife and son dead before turning the shotgun on himself, the small town of Kiewarra is horrified yet not truly surprised. This is just what it comes to.'
The Dry Directed by Robert Connolly Craig Mathieson , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , December no. 173 2020; (p. 81)

— Review of The Dry Harry Cripps , 2021 single work film/TV
'Dust billows off drought-ridden farmlands in the Australian crime drama The Dry, but the only consolation to be had is tears. An unsettling mystery, the film moves at a sombre, measured pace. The plot is less concerned with sudden twists than in allowing the parched milieu and wary locals to reveal the desperation and deceit that has taken hold. When a local farmer, Luke Hadler, shoots his wife and son dead before turning the shotgun on himself, the small town of Kiewarra is horrified yet not truly surprised. This is just what it comes to.'
[Review] The Dry Julian Wood , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: FilmInk , 17 December 2020;

— Review of The Dry Harry Cripps , 2021 single work film/TV
Gripping Whodunit with Style David Stratton , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 26 December 2020; (p. 13)

— Review of The Dry Harry Cripps , 2021 single work film/TV
The Dry Set to Break Australian Box Office Drought Kelly Burke , 2021 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 28 January 2021;
Australian Cinema Is Reaping Box Office Rewards during the Pandemic. Can the Trend Continue? Stephen Gaunson , 2021 single work column
— Appears in: The Conversation , 18 February 2021;
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