Dead Europe - Trailer
Director Tony KrawitzGenre(s) Dramas
Isaac is an avid photographer whose recently deceased father encouraged his passion throughout his childhood growing up in Australia. Following his father's funeral, he is determined to travel to a village in Greece to scatter the ashes over the rocks. However, he is in for a shock that will turn his life upside down when he is prevented from doing so by a local who informs him that his family is cursed. At first, he ignores the rumours but is haunted by hidden secrets everywhere on his journey around Europe. He discovers that his father had to run away to Australia years ago following a disturbing incident with a Jewish boy; due to his upbringing and being consistently brainwashed by both his parents that 'Jews and Muslims go to hell', he finds what he is discovering increasingly unnerving. Isaac tries in vain to escape his history but winds up getting mixed up with a young and desperate refugee called Josef who he is required to rescue and take to Australia. His European adventure quite rapidly turns in to a journey of self-discovery he'd rather not take.
This Australian drama was recently released in December 2012 and has been directed by Tony Krawitz ('Jewboy', 'The Tall Man' documentary). It is based on the novel by the award-winning author Christos Tsiolkas whose previous works, 'Head On' and 'The Slap' for example, have also been adapted to screen. The screenplay has been written by Louise Fox ('Full Frontal' TV series) in her movie debut and Krawitz has already received a nomination at the Sydney Film Festival for an Official Competition Award.
Director: Tony Krawitz