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Alternative title: Die Rakete
Issue Details: First known date: 2012... 2012 The Rocket
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'A boy who is believed to bring bad luck to everyone around him leads his family and a couple of ragged misfits through Laos to find a new home. After a calamity-filled journey, to prove he's not cursed he builds a giant rocket to enter the most lucrative but dangerous competition of the year: the Rocket Festival.' (Source: Screen Australia website)

Notes

  • 'The Rocket is a spectacular achievement that is powerful and delightful in equal measures. Artfully structured and gorgeously shot, it chronicles the struggles of a displaced family while steering well clear of either sentimentality or despair. Complex in its tone and characterizations, the film takes an unflinching - and edifying - look at the suffering caused both by a legacy of war and the new status quo of economic globalization. And yet, while never losing sight of those grim realities, it also offers us a transcendent tale of hope and perseverance in a world that few Westerners ever have the chance to see.' (Comment accompanying the announcement as the 2013 winner of the Tribeca Film Festival Award : Best Narrative Feature)

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Works about this Work

The 100 Best Australian Films of the New Millenium Erin Free , Dov Kornits , Travis Johnson , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: FilmInk , 22 September 2016;
Rocket Director Wins Philippa Hawker , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 3 May 2014; (p. 18)
Luhrmann Aside, Australia Shows the World It's Still a 'Cannes-do' Nation Ed Gibbs , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 12 May 2013; (p. 8)
Launching The Rocket : Beyond the Typical Australian Film Glenn Dunks , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: Metro Magazine , Spring no. 178 2013; (p. 6-13)
The Rocket's Oscar Hopes Karl Quinn , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 27 December 2013; (p. 24)
World Vision Paul Byrnes , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 24-25 August 2013; (p. 15)

— Review of The Rocket Kim Mordaunt , 2012 single work film/TV
Shadow of Hitchcock David Stratton , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 24-25 August 2013; (p. 15)

— Review of The Rocket Kim Mordaunt , 2012 single work film/TV
Seeds of Survival Jake Wilson , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 24 August 2013; (p. 15)

— Review of The Rocket Kim Mordaunt , 2012 single work film/TV
New Release 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 25 August 2013; (p. 15)

— Review of The Rocket Kim Mordaunt , 2012 single work film/TV
Winning Balance of Romance and Reality Simon Weaving , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 31 August 2013; (p. 28)

— Review of The Rocket Kim Mordaunt , 2012 single work film/TV
Gulpilil Film for Berlin Festival Justin Burke , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 20 December 2012; (p. 14)
Luhrmann Aside, Australia Shows the World It's Still a 'Cannes-do' Nation Ed Gibbs , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 12 May 2013; (p. 8)
Cannes Do Attitude Liam Fitzgibbon , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 26 May 2013; (p. 18-19)
'Away from the glitz of the red carpet, there are plenty of Australian filmmakers working hard to launch a career, writes Liam FitzGibbon in Cannes.'
The Bigger Picture Garry Maddox , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 3-4 August 2013; (p. 6-7)
'Adventurous Australian filmmakers are defying language barriers and industry doubters to find inspiration a long way from home. Their fresh, international stories are a far cry from cork hats and kangaroos.'
Rocket Fires a Dream Michael Bodey , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 17-18 August 2013; (p. 14)
'Two Australians have won awards with their film set in Laos about a young boy's triumph over adversity...'
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