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TIFF 2012: Uncover a Family Curse in Dead Europe



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We all have our family secrets. Even family curses. Sometimes they remain hidden, and sometimes… well, sometimes they pop up just in time to ruin your life! Case in point: Dead Europe, which is set to make its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Dead Europe, from the producers of Shame and Animal Kingdom, is a tense and moody mystery set on the turbulent streets of contemporary Europe. The film follows a young photographer named Isaac (Ewen Leslie in a breakthrough performance) who – while taking his deceased father’s ashes from Australia to Greece – comes to learn that something sinister happened in his family’s past involving a young Jewish boy. Despite an effort to distract himself with a mix of random sex and drugs, Isaac’s world begins to unravel as he realizes that he cannot escape the ghosts of the past.

Marking the feature directorial debut of Australian filmmaker Tony Krawitz (The Tall Man), with a screenplay by Louise Fox based on the epic novel by Christos Tsiolkas, the film also stars Marton Csokas (The Debt) and Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Road).

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