Cast: Ben Mendelsohn, Joel Edgerton, Guy Pearce, Luke Ford, Jacki Weaver, James Frecheville, Laura Wheelwright, Dan Wyllie, Anthony Hayes
Director: David Michod
Genre: Crime, Family, Drama
Running Time: 112 minutes
A powerful crime drama with a stellar cast and set in the notorious Melbourne underworld - Animal Kingdom is the film everybody is talking about, and it's coming to DVD and Blu-Ray this month with a host of special features and extra material.
Following the death of his mother, seventeen year-old Joshua 'J' Cody (newcomer James Frecheville) moves in with his hitherto-estranged family, under the watchful eye of his doting grandmother, Janine 'Smurf' Cody (Jacki Weaver), and her three criminal sons - the Cody boys, 'Pope' (Ben Mendelsohn), Craig (Sullivan Stapleton) and Darren (Luke Ford).
When J finds himself at the centre of a cold-blooded revenge plot and with only a family in tatters to turn to, he is thrown directly into the path of senior homicide detective, Nathan Leckie (Guy Pearce) and is forced to choose his place in this brutal life inside the animal kingdom. Will he be one of the strong ones, or will he be one of the weak ones?
Audio commentary with writer/director David Michôd
The Making of Animal Kingdom: a feature-length documentary
Interview with crime writer Tom Noble
David Michôd's short film Crossbow
Original 30 second teaser
Poster & Key Art Gallery
Laura Wheelright Animal Kingdom Interview - www.femail.com.au/laura-wheelright-animal-kingdom-interview.htm
James Frecheville Animal Kingdom Interview - www.femail.com.au/james-frecheville-animal-kingdom-interview.htm
Animal Kingdom Movie Review - www.femail.com.au/animal-kingdom-review.htm