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Coming Home in the Dark

Coming Home in the Dark | James Ashcroft | NZ 2021 | 93 Min | DCP
Filmcasino
Tu,28.09.▸23:00
Metro
Su,03.10.▸15:30
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Karma is a bitch—an adage school teacher Hoaggie experiences firsthand when two drifters interrupt his weekend hiking trip and force him, his wife, and their two teenage sons on a nightmarish trip down memory lane. The car becomes the scene of relentlessly violent psycho-frenzy about past events and persisting traumas joined by a vague hint of redemption. This bleak chamber play in the guise of a road movie marks the feature directing debut of Kiwi actor James Ashcroft: a minimalist thriller built on collective failure and individual guilt.

James Ashcroft
Ashcroft, James is a Kiwi actor-turned-director. Born in 1978, he is best known for his roles in the gory comedy Black Sheep or the equally tasty romp Fresh Meat. After making a slew of short films, Coming Home in the Dark marks his debut in the feature-length format.
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Language eOV
Cast Daniel Gillies, Miriama McDowell, Erik Thomson, Matthias Luafutu, Billy Paratene, Frankie Paratene
Writer James Ashcroft, Eli Kent (adapted from a short story by Owen Marshall)
Editing Annie Collins
Cinematography Matt Henley

Screenings

Filmcasino
Tu,28.09.▸23:00
Metro
Su,03.10.▸15:30