The Book of Revelation - Tom Long, Greta Scacchi, Colin Friels, Ana Kokkinos
Threat advisory: Low - Low risk of entertaining activities
The highly-anticipated second feature from Head on director Ana Kokkinos.
A secret he would not share. An obsession he could not control. A mystery he dare not resolve.
In Melbourne, a dancer-choreographer, on his way to purchase a pack of cigarettes, is abducted by three hooded women who keep him chained in a room for 18 days. While their prisoner, he is subjected to various humiliations and painful experiences, including rape and tattooing.
When he is finally freed, he begins a private search for the women that is almost as degrading as his captivity. He eventually comes to realise the futility of his search, and the urge to return to choreography tugs at him as his life gradually falls back to a pleasant, normal existence. But the trauma of his captivity is never far below the surface, and it finally explodes into temporary insanity.
A haunting mystery. An erotic horror story. An intimate portrait of a man stripped bare. A film about sex and power. The entanglement of victim and perpetrator. The healing power of love.
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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda
- Film Australia Amsterdam dance kidnap rape tattoo crime trauma mystery survivor sex power victim
Persons of interest
- Tom Long .... Daniel
- Greta Scacchi .... Isabel
- Colin Friels .... Olsen
- Rupert Thomson .... Author
- Andrew Bovell .... Screenwriter
- Ana Kokkinos .... Screenwriter
- Ana Kokkinos .... Director
Cinematic intelligence sources
- The Book of Revelation official movie site
- The Book of Revelation film production notes
- The Book of Revelation QuickTime movie trailers
- Awards and film festivals:
- Australian Film Institute (AFI) 2006: Nominated: Best Adapted Screenplay (Ana Kokkinos, Andrew Bovell), Best Original Music Score (Cezary Skubiszewski), Best Costume Design (Anna Borghesi)
- Brisbane International Film Festival 2006: Screening
- Film Critics Circle of Australia 2006: Won: Best Music Score (Cezary Skubiszewski); Nominated: Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Actor - Supporting Role (Colin Friels)
- Melbourne International Film Festival 2006: Australian Showcase
- Raindance Film Festival 2007: Screening
- Toronto International Film Festival 2006: Visions
- Studios and distributors:
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Women behaving badly.
Security censorship classification
R 18+ (High level sexual violence, sexual activity)
117 minutes (1:57 hours)
Not for public release in Australia before date
Film: 24 August 2006