Down Under Monday, 16 September 2019

Down Under

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    MA15+: Strong coarse language, themes, violence, and a sex scene.

  • The pitch:

    Plenty problem.

  • Starring:

    Lincoln Younes, Rahel Romahn, Michael Denkha, Fayssal Bazzi, Alexander England, Damon Herriman, Justin Rosniak, Chris Bunton, Harriet Dyer, David Field

  • Directed by:

    Abe Forsythe

  • Running time:

    90 minutes

  • Rated:

    MA15+ (Australia), NR (UK), NR (USA)


    People are shot, punched, kicked, beaten, glassed, hit with objects, tackled, wrestled, throat-grabbed, pepper-sprayed, pushed, pursued, held at gunpoint, belittled for being disabled, face-grabbed (some violence is real file footage). A child is yelled at, sworn at, insulted; a child watches a gory horror movie. A t-shirt promotes ethnic cleansing. Objects thrown, smashed, hit by cars, kicked. Vehicles stomped on, hit with objects, driven over a cliff; head-on collision. Explosion. Yelling, arguing, screaming. Rape, Gallipoli, World War I, killing Turks, stabs you in the larynx, suicide (metaphoric/joking) mentioned. Blood/gore: Bloody faces, noses, forehead, ear, hands, clothing, objects, scratches, cuts; bleeding wounds. Wound-dressing. Bruising, bandage. A horror movie on TV shows a bloody murder. Spilling blood, head-on-a-stick mentioned.


    A pornographic movie shows men having a threesome (one nude; no genitals seen). A man asks schoolgirls for oral sex; a tattoo shows a woman performing oral sex. Kissing (m-m; f-m), undressing, crotch-grabbing. Shirtless men, man in underwear, cleavage, exposed (pregnant) belly. Novelty testicles on car. People in swimwear, exercise gear. Frequent references to homosexual sex, sex acts, group sex, sex with your mother.


    Drugs (smoking bongs, marijuana-leaf air freshener, packets of white powder seen). Alcohol (beer, wine). Smoking (cigarettes, marijuana; a pregnant woman smokes). Vodka, sav blanc, selling drugs, methamphetamine mentioned.


    Frequent c-words, f-words. S-words, a-words. Name-calling. Frequent insults and slurs toward homosexuals, foreigners (eg wog, leb, chink, towelheads), disabled people (spastic, mong, retard; being treated like a dog). Actual and slang terms for genitals and bodily functions. Religious references and exclamations (what the hell, oh my God, Jesus Christ, etc). Obscene finger and hand gestures.


    Cronulla riots, racism, prejudice, retaliation, racial tension, race-related violence, Down syndrome, Ned Kelly, multiculturalism, intolerance, morons.


    Missing brother. Helicopter, planes. Horses, dog. Vomiting, spitting, drool, urination. Brief Arabic, Thai languages (no subtitles).


    Satirical, violent, funny, black, entertaining, confronting, absurd, gutsy, even-handed, well-intentioned, unapologetic, bold, sharp, witty, self-aware, biting. Fine performances, relevant themes, difficult premise, intentionally offensive/politically incorrect.


    Risk-averse, predictable, mild-mannered, tame, uncomfortable, unsubtle, meandering, anti-climactic. Broad characters, some laboured comedy/overstated themes/one-note humour, limited storytelling.

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