14plus: FEATURE FILMS
Director: Kriv Stenders
Australia 2010 / 88 minutes
with: Josh Lucas, Rachael Taylor, Noah Taylor, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Luke Ford
“What’s wrong with the dog? Are you his master?” “No no, he has no master. Not now. That’s not just any dog in there you know? Oh no, he’s a famous dog. He’s probably the most famous dog in Australia. Red Dog.”
Dampier, Western Australia, 1971. At Hamersely Iron it's easy to earn a fast buck, which is why it attracts workers from all over the world: From Poland, Italy, Greece, the USA, and even from Melbourne. They toil away in the blazing sun by day, and talk about home or get into fights in the evening. When Red Dog turns up, their own dog's life comes to an end: The workmates become friends, the roughnecks are transformed into proud family fathers, and the trailer park becomes a real home.