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Finding the right location for the film was a challenge. It needed to be both a breathtaking and forbidding location at the same time. Screenwriter Rachel Ward had written the story with a property in the Northern territory in mind, but filming there was ruled out because, as co-producer Leah Churchill-Brown noted: "I knew we couldn't afford to go to Alice Springs, but also while we were developing the film, 'Australia'  was being shot, and that was your big cattle station in the Kimberlys film, so Rachel re-wrote the script to make it work as a sheep station". See more »
A man can live his whole life and never cop to his greatest achievement...
[In Australian English, to 'cop to' something, means to 'realize' it or 'become aware' of it]
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I have mixed feelings about this one. It gives a real taste of the harshness of outback farm life in Australia, and it is certainly well directed and produced. The acting performances are convincing, though the character of Toni seems a little over the top, or even unnecessary to the story. Speaking of which; the story is the weakness here. What could have been a psychological drama tracing taboo desires and their roots is instead allowed to develop into a father vs son struggle that we've seen too many times before.
Overall: dark, fascinating, challenging, but let down in the end by a plot without the depth to really carry it over the line. Worth watching though.
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