A Lion Returns

A Lion Returns

A Lion Returns

A man returns home to Sydney after disappearing for 18 months to fight in Syria, in this Australian drama. Jamal is back to be with his terminally ill mother, but has to face up to his unforgiving family, including his wife and young son. Is Jamal a militant with a cause or an easily led pawn in a bigger picture?

2018Rating: MA15+, Strong themes and coarse language92 minsAustralia
Drama

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A Lion Returns / Reviews

The Australian

The Australian

It grabs you from the opening scene and never lets go.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

Shot in a staggering ten days on finances raised through crowd-funding, A Lion Returns is a mini-miracle of local filmmaking. It's also an excellent piece of cinema outside of its incredible production history.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

Caradee's script is probably too verbose and much of it is predictable. It's hardly an original story, but it's told with such conviction and his actors pack his dialogue with such a charge that there's a wealth of family history in every word.

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