Ten years after the collapse of the West’s economies, Australia has become a no-man’s land, a haven for desperate people attracted by the remaining mineral reserves. People like Eric, stony, angry and adrift. His fury explodes when someone steals his car, his last remaining asset, and to recover it he goes after the gang that stole it. He is accompanied by the brother of one of the thieves, young and naïve Rey, who was abandoned after being wounded during a heist.
David Michôd (Sydney, Australia, 1972) studied at the University of Melbourne and the Victorian College of the Arts. From 2003 to 2006 he collaborated on the editorial staff of the magazine Inside Film. He debuted with the short Ezra White, LL.B. (2006), which was followed by Crossbow (2007) and Netherland Dwarf (2008), both of which were screened at Venice and the Berlinale, and the documentaries Solo (co-directed with Jen Peedom, 2008) and Inside the Square (2009). His debut feature film Animal Kingdom (2010) received numerous awards, including the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, and also received Golden Globe and Oscar best supporting actress nominations for Jacki Weaver.
Ezra White, LL.B. (cm, 2006), Crossbow (cm, 2007), Netherland Dwarf (cm, 2008), Solo (coregia/codirector Jen Peedom, doc., 2008), Inside the Square (cm, doc., 2009), Animal Kingdom (id., 2010), Enlightened (serie tv/tv series, 2013), The Rover (2013).
“The Rover is set in an unspecified near-future, but is, in essence, a film about today. It’s about the rapacious capacity for under-regulated Western economies to destroy themselves and it’s about the inevitable shifting balance of global power. It’s about the seemingly intractable problems of human greed and environmental destruction and the despair these forces might elicit in struggling people. More than anything, it’s about the ways these factors affect the emotional lives of individuals.”
David Michôd, Joel Edgerton
Antony Partos, Colin Stetson, William Basinski, Tortoise
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Guy Pearce (Eric), Robert Pattinson (Rey), Scoot McNairy (Henry), David Field (Archie), Anthony Sayes (il soldato/soldier), Gillian Jones (la nonna/grandma), Susan Prior (Dorothy Peeples), Richard Green (il negoziante/storekeeper), Tawanda Manyimo (Caleb), James Fallon (Colin)
Liz Watts, David Linde, David Michôd
Porchlight Films, Lava Bear Films