Jason Clarke, Emma Booth and David Lyons star in a new suspense this December with Swerve. This film revolves around Colin (David Lyons), a man who happens to chance upon a road accident on his way to a job interview. He then finds one of the drivers, Jina (played by Emma Booth) who was pretty shaken. He also finds the other driver who is dead and a briefcase of money beside him. Colin resists the temptation and decides to do the right thing by turning it over to the local cop. But little did he know that his good deed will be the start of chains of events that’ll lead him to a dangerous scheme. Swerve premiered in Australia in 2011 at the Melbourne International Film Festival. Check out other news about this movie below:
“Swerve: A Well-Crafted Film
Rising star Jason Clarke – who joined his fellow cast members at Cannes last week for the world premiere of John Hillcoat’s Prohibition-era drama, Lawless – gets to flex his acting chops playing a war-damaged bent cop, Frank, leaving his femme fatale-type wife, Jina (Booth), to stay home alone. Or so he thinks.
The film kicks off with a spectacular car crash. Swerving to avoid Jina on the road is an unidentified drug dealer who has just blown up his contact’s car. Coming to the shaken damsel’s rescue is an out-of-towner hunk named Colin (Lyons). He’s got pressing business in nearby Broken Hill but is soon distracted by the woman. A briefcase full of cash and hardware also proves dangerously attractive.
Lahiff ratchets up the tension nicely and his nose for a good shot (David Foreman’s widescreen shots are sensational) works a treat. Swerve is the kind of genre film long thought lost from our shores.
Some may have issues with the editing – although it’s pretty taut stuff – and it’s by no means a genre-defying piece. Yet compared with the standard fare from Hollywood that it will ultimately have to face off with, it’s a very respectable and entertaining slice of cinema.
Aside from Clarke and the well-known Booth, Lyons scores significant impact as the man inherently trying to do the right thing, regardless of the consequences. The small-town sabotage of by-the-book justice proves he’s in way over his head. A more-than-passing resemblance to that forgotten 1990s neo noir The Hot Spot proves to be a significant asset in its line-up of aces.
Hot and dusty – and brimming with lusty overtones – it’s won plaudits at festivals at home and overseas, and warrants exposure to a large audience. Now that it’s finally secured that troublesome theatrical release – a common issue for local genre films – there’s no excuse for ignoring it.”
The rest of the article can be read at The Sydney Morning Herald.
Swerve is written and directed by Craig Lahiff and is set to have a limited screening on December 6th 2013.
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