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Films in Thrill

Nerve-shredders that’ll get your adrenaline pumping and keep you on the edge of your seat.

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Thrill gala

  • Bacurau

    Dir-Scr Kleber Mendonça Filho, Juliano Dornelles | Brazil-France

    This brazen Brazilian weird western snatched the Cannes Jury Prize and is coming for your mind next!

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  • The Cave (Thailand)

    Dir-Scr Tom Waller | Thailand-Ireland

    This Thai production is the first film to dramatise 2018’s astonishing rescue of the Wild Boars football team from Tham Luang cave.

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  • Earthquake Bird

    Dir-Scr Wash Westmoreland | USA

    In this dark thriller set in 1989 Tokyo, Alicia Vikander plays a murder suspect at the centre of a tumultuous love triangle.

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  • Guest of Honour

    Dir-Scr Atom Egoyan | Canada

    David Thewlis excels in this story of family secrets, a typically complex and mischievous offering from Canadian auteur Atom Egoyan.

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  • Incitement

    Dir Yaron Zilberman | Israel

    This slow-burn study of religious obsession tries to fathom what drove a young law student to assassinate Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.

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  • Jallikattu

    Dir Lijo Jose Pellissery | India

    This thrilling, nightmarish ride into the depths of human bloodlust, finds a rampaging buffalo hunted by a violent mob.

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  • Muscle

    Dir-Scr Gerard Johnson | UK

    A directionless call centre salesman gets more than he bargained for when he joins a local gym.

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  • Only the Animals

    Dir Dominik Moll | France-Germany

    A hypnotic and elusive French thriller weaves together the stories of various individuals connected with the disappearance of a woman, her car found abandoned on a remote mountain roadside.

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  • Piranhas

    Dir Claudio Giovannesi | Italy

    A teenage Scarface meets Romeo and Juliet, in Claudio Giovannesi’s gripping depiction of young gangsters running amok in Naples.

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  • Savage

    Dir-Scr Sam Kelly | New Zealand

    In a story spanning three decades, the sergeant in a violent New Zealand biker gang reflects on the defining moments that turned him into a feared outsider.

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  • The Traitor

    Dir Marco Bellocchio | Italy-France-Germany-Brazil

    Italian maestro Marco Bellocchio’s bravura epic gangster odyssey dramatises the extraordinary real life story of Tommaso Buscetta, the first major Camorra boss to turn state’s informant.

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  • The Warden

    Dir Nima Javidi | Iran

    In an ambitious follow up to his award-winning Melbourne, Nima Javidi’s thrilling second feature is as astutely crafted as it is suave and seductive.

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  • The Whistlers

    Dir-Scr Corneliu Porumboiu | Romania-France-Germany

    Under surveillance by his own force, a corrupt Romanian cop becomes involved in a plot to spring a money-laundering businessman from police custody.

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