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Viktor Kahdem is a man who has almost given up on life, sentenced to a low-security prison farm, a completely non-threatening environment where it is still felt that some individuals can be reformed. At Won Wron, Case Worker Matt Perry has established a unique program to rehabilitate broken men through giving them the responsibility for the rehabilitation of injured raptors - beautiful, fearsome proud eagles, falcons and owls. Against all odds, Matt takes on Viktor as his number one test case, introducing him to Yasmine, the majestic wedge tailed eagle with a 2 metre wingspan. If these two can tame each other, anything is possible.Written by
Actor Don Hany, who plays Viktor, has Hungarian heritage but plays a Turkish man in Healing. Nonetheless, he plays this very believable troubled convict who has a very engaging relationship with an injured wedge-tailed eagle, which is an iconic Australian bird of prey. See more »
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Why in the world do Australian audiences fail to turn out for first rate drama and settle for comic book remakes or simplistic American dreck?
This movie is simply stunning and should have had a much larger audience here in its home country. The scenery certainly sums up the sparse beauty of Victoria. And Hany and Weaving both give wonderfully rich and subtle performances.
The subject matter is fascinating. This is NOT some grubby prison movie -- it's a story of an innovative rehabilitation methodology. Well done!!!
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