FACE TO FACE

Cast

Vince Colosimo
Luke Ford
Matthew Newton

Director

Michael Rymer

Producer

Gabrielle Christopher, Kaz Emanouel, Leanne Hanley, Nick Orloff

Genres

Film synopsis

A gripping and powerful exploration into the tense world of workplace reconciliation and conflict resolution, capturing the bitterness of betrayal and the power struggles that exists behind the scenes, FACE TO FACE is Michael Rymer’s (ANGEL BABY) acclaimed adaptation of David Williamson’s (BALIBO, DON’S PARTY) intensely topical and thought-provoking play.

A young construction worker rams into the back of his boss’s expensive sports car in a fit of anger at being sacked. Rather than fronting court, he’s given the chance to explain his actions in a community conference.  This face-to-face confrontation between the young man, his boss, his boss’s wife, co-workers, best mate and mother lifts the lid not only on his dysfunctional life but on their workplace dirty laundry, turning all of their lives upside down.

Featuring a first-rate ensemble cast, including Vince Colosimo (LANTANA), Sigrid Thornton (UNDERBELLY), Matthew Newton (CHANGI) and Luke Ford  (ANIMAL KINGDOM, RED DOG),  FACE TO FACE weaves a mesmerising web of intrigue, playing out as a “smartly enacted issues drama (that) snaps the audience to attention from the outset and never lets up…” -Hollywood Reporter.

Running time

85 Minutes

Year of production

2011

Classification

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