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"A tour-de-force"
Trevor Groth, Director of Sundance Programming

"Fiercely realised."
Richard Kuipers, Variety

"Pure cinematic power."
Ian Barr, Drum Media

"Remarkable."
Keith Gallasch, Real Time

"One of the top ten films of 2011"
Paolo Bertolin, Venice Film Festival

"Visionary... A damaged love story... A hallucinatory tale of revenge"
The Age

"A terrifyingly disturbing composition which disturbs and re-imagines cinematic boundaries"
Hugo Weaving

"The best Australian film of 2012...No previous Australian feature has gone this far into a disturbed sensory world"
Adrian Martin, The Monthly

Synopsis

Fresh from a Melbourne jail, Dan is reunited with the love of his life, Leanne.

A fierce, passionate and tender couple who have learnt to appreciate the simplest pleasures in life, Dan and Leanne celebrate, and when surrounded by friends he announces he has resolved to go straight. Believing he can change with Leanne by his side, Dan finds a job and slowly builds a new life.

Unforeseen circumstances intervene & Dan, having lived for years on the verge of excess and violence, is inexorably lured back to crime to survive.

When a mysterious old criminal friend of Leanne's appears with a proposition for Dan that could finally provide for the woman he loves, Dan explodes in jealousy, frustration and uncontrollable rage.

Then Leanne is ripped away from him. How could this happen? Who was responsible?

Alone now and haunted by damning memories, Dan is sucked helter skelter into a savage, hallucinatory vortex of primal revenge to take back what is his.

A searingly intimate story of love, loss, fate and chaos, HAIL is a visionary maelstrom of unbelievable and mesmeric power unlike anything you have seen before.

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