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Force of Destiny (2015)

A journey of love on a transplant waiting list.

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Paul Cox

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Cast

Credited cast:
David Wenham ... Robert
Jacqueline McKenzie ... Hannah
Kim Gyngell ... Dr. James
Shahana Goswami ... Maya
Terry Norris Terry Norris ... Derek
Geneviève Picot ... Louise
Deidre Rubenstein Deidre Rubenstein ... Miriam
Hannah Fredericksen ... Poppy
Olivia Solomons ... Sister of Mercy
Ben Grant Ben Grant ... Oncologist
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A journey of love on a transplant waiting list.

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Paul Cox's swan song on love and death.

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Country:

Australia

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English

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30 July 2015 (Australia) See more »

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Illumination Films See more »
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One of four film collaborations of actor Terry Norris and writer-director Paul Cox. They are [in order]: 'Innocence' (2000), 'Human Touch' (2004), 'Salvation' (2008), and Cox's final feature film, 'Force of Destiny' (2015). All of these titles were made during the 2000s decade except for the latter. See more »

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Force of Nature: Paul Cox and his style
11 October 2015 | by david-rector-85092See all my reviews

I have been a Paul Cox fan since 1982's AFI Best Film winner 'Lonely Hearts' with the late Norman Kaye and the beloved actress to whom this film is partly dedicated: Wendy Hughes. That movie made such a huge impact on me both emotionally and creatively as I considered a potential career in the film and television industry. 'Force of Destiny' may not end up as one of Paul's great films, but once again his unapologetic style and vision is on display here with David Wenham depicting a version of Cox's journey after a cancer diagnosis and liver transplant process several years ago. All of Paul's movies have a moody, sometimes maudlin quality, and true enough to his approach and the sobering truths contained in the screenplay, 'Force' is a mature and considered elegy on life, death, children, love and spirit. The requisite home movie flickers and vignettes that punctuate this at times weighty narrative give an ethereal and contemplative element to the structure. Wenham, as ever is solid, and imbues the character with depth and wry humour. Jacqueline McKenzie is always a welcome addition to any film (when is this superb actress going to get another leading role?). Shahana Goswami has a lovely presence and Hannah Fredericksen provides much heart and grounding for this often distressing tale. It is not for everyone and it is disturbing at times. Facing grief, loss, trauma and mortality are difficult subjects to cover. Paul Cox does it his way. He always has; always will.


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