The past catches up with an ex-con who has rebuilt his life in a small town, in this '70s-set noir thriller from Australian director Tony Ayres (The Home Song Stories).
"Young, charismatic, and hardworking, Sparra (Alex Russell) seems to be sailing into a happy, respectable life. He has a solid job and an adorable fiancée Paula (Jessica De Gouw), and already owns a modest house in the country outside Melbourne. The only odd thing is that Sparra says precious little about his past - but that past is about to catch up with him, and wrest control of his present.
"Sparra's domestic idyll is ruptured when he and Paula receive an unexpected visit from Pommie (Animal Kingdom's Sullivan Stapleton). Pommie knows Sparra's most closely guarded secrets - including the stint he did in a Sydney prison - and expects him to make good on an old promise if he wants to keep those secrets safe." (Toronto International Film Festival)
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