Dead Europe

Director: Tony Krawitz
Year: 2012
Country: Australia
Running time: 84 mins
Censor Rating: R18 - violence, offensive language, drug use, sex scenes

Producers: Emile Sherman, Iain Canning, Liz Watts
Screenplay: Louise Fox. Based on the novel by Christos Tsiolkas
Photography: Germain McMicking
Editor: Alexandre de Franceschi
Production designer: Fiona Crombie
Costume designer: Emily Seresin
In English, Greek, French and Hungarian, with English subtitles

With: Ewen Leslie (Isaac), Marton Csokas (Nico), Kodi Smit-McPhee (Josef)

Festivals: Sydney 2012

"Australian director Tony Krawitz directs the adaptation of The Slap author Christos Tsiolkas' award-winning novel in this searing film" – Sydney Film Festival

Australia's Tony Krawitz (JewboyThe Tall Man) directs the adaptation of The Slap author Christos Tsiolkas' award-winning novel in this searing film about history, guilt and secrets. As the film begins, Isaac is supremely sceptical of suggestions that his decision to return to the ancestral homeland may have triggered his father’s sudden death. Visiting his parents’ village in Greece, he learns that his father had long ago been placed under a curse. Despite the guilt-edged distractions turned on by his beautiful cousin and her louche male friend, Isaac finds it increasingly difficult to ignore the animosity his presence provokes in the village. Ewen Leslie delivers a finely graded performance of spiritual dissolution, while director Tony Krawitz (The Tall Man) metes out a disconcerting journey through an Old World rancid with fear and loathing, and as up-to-date as an anti-austerity riot.