22 September 2009

Auf Der Heide's Van Diemen's Land

Here is a trailer for Jonathan Auf Der Heide's Van Diemen's Land. The movie is based on a true story of Alexander Pearce, Australia's most notorious convict. In 1822, Pearce and seven fellow convicts escaped from Macquarie Harbour, a place of ultra banishment and punishment, only to find a world less forgiving.. the Australian wilderness. Abandon all hope you who enter.

The movie was filmed in 2008 in Tasmania where Van Diemen's Land is located and the movie is based on short called Hells Gate which was written and directed by Jonathan Auf Heide who directed and co-wrote Van Diemans with Oscar Redding.

During the summer the movie done the rounds of many of the top film festivals including the Edinburgh Film Festival back in June and now this Friday it will get it's National release in Australia. I have no date or even information if the movie will be released in UK or Ireland and if it does it will either be a limited release or general release via arthouse cinemas.

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