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The Dry

A federal agent returns to his hometown for a funeral and investigates the death of a childhood friend, uncovering a connection to an unsolved murder.


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An unusual mix of drama, mystery and suspense, 'The Dry' stars Eric Bana ('Munich') as Aaron Falk, a man who returns to his drought-stricken hometown for a tragic funeral. But his return opens an old wound: the unsolved death of a teenage girl. Faithful to the book written by Jane Harper, the feature film brings a denser and slower atmosphere to show this character trying to reconnect and, at the same time, understand his past, present and future. Highlight for Bana's performance which, despite keeping a certain "blank face" throughout the movie, manages to bring the necessary emotion to important moments and thus raise the tone of the story.



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Plot summary

Federal Agent Aaron Falk returns to his home town after an absence of over twenty years to attend the funeral of his childhood friend, Luke, who allegedly killed his wife and child before taking his own life -- a victim of the madness that has ravaged this community after more than a decade of drought. When Falk reluctantly agrees to stay and investigate the crime, he opens up an old wound -- the death of 17 year old Ellie Deacon. Falk begins to suspect these two crimes, separated by decades, are connected. As he struggles to prove not only Luke's innocence but also his own, Falk finds himself pitted against the prejudice towards him and pent up rage of a terrified community.

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