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Van Diemens Land (film)

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Director  Jonathan Auf Der Heide
Producer  Maggie Miles
Language  English Irish
6/10 IMDb

Genre  Biography, Drama, History
Running time  1h 44m
Country  Australia
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Release date  24 September 2009 (2009-09-24)
Writer  Jonathan auf der Heide (screenplay), Oscar Redding (screenplay)
Initial release  September 24, 2009 (Australia)
Screenplay  Jonathan Auf Der Heide, Oscar Redding
Cast  Oscar Redding (Alexander Pearce), Arthur Angel (Robert Greenhill), Paul Ashcroft (Matthew Travers), Mark Leonard Winter (Alexander Dalton), Torquil Neilson (John Mathers), Greg Stone (William Kennerly)
Similar movies  Mad Max: Fury Road, John Wick, Taken 3, The Purge: Anarchy, Ravenous, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

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Van Diemen's Land is a 2009 Australian thriller set in 1822 in colonial Tasmania. It follows the story of the infamous Irish convict, Alexander Pearce, played by Oscar Redding and his escape with seven other convicts. The voice-over and some of the dialogue is in Irish.


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A group of transported convicts, suffering brutal treatment at the Sarah Island penal settlement on Van Diemens Land, escape into the Tasmanian wilderness in hopes of reaching the settlements to the east. Their enthusiasm and bravado soon give way to hunger, which saps their strength and causes them to despair. Former urban dwellers, the English, Irish and Scottish convicts realise that not only are they lost, but they do not even know how to hunt or fish. The oppressive nature of landscape becomes the setting for murder, as hunger forces the group to turn to cannibalism, killing and eating the members of the group one by one. The men do all in their power to keep moving, watch their back and avoid sleep, lest they be the next meal.

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  • Alexander Pearce – Aged 32, Irish, thief
  • Robert Greenhill – 32, English, sailor
  • Matthew Travers – 27, Irish, farmer
  • Alexander Dalton – 25, Irish, ex-soldier
  • John Mather – 24, Scottish, bread baker
  • Thomas Bodenham – 22, English, thief
  • William Kennerly – 44, Irish, thief
  • Edward 'Little' Brown – 48, English, profession unknown
  • Cast

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  • Oscar Redding as Alexander Pearce
  • Arthur Angel as Robert Greenhill
  • Paul Ashcroft as Matthew Travers
  • Mark Leonard Winter as Alexander Dalton
  • Torquil Neilson as John Mather
  • Thomas Wright as Thomas Bodenham
  • Greg Stone as William Kennerly
  • John Francis Howard as Edward 'Little' Brown
  • Release and reception

    Van Diemens Land (film) movie scenes

    Van Diemen's Land was released to Australian cinemas on 24 September 2009, and was rated MA15+ for "strong violence and coarse language". It received mostly positive reviews, and as of 21 December 2014 it earned an 80% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 10 reviews with an average 6.6/10 rating. During the opening weekend, the film grossed $39,939 at the 9 theatres it played ($4,438 average).

    Box office

    Van Diemen's Land grossed $289,858 at the box office in Australia.


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