About the film
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Release Date: June 10, 2007
|Slogan||:||«A kid. His mum and dad. The sex and drugs. And the boy next door who watched the whole thing unravel.»|
|Production Companies||:||Aquarius Films, New South Wales Film & Television Office|
|Producers||:||Angie Fielder, Kirsty McGregor, Tarnia Nicol, Polly Staniford|
In Crossbow the spoiler is right in front of you, there in the title. A crossbow is an anachronistic device and does not, at least in my mind, lend itself well to analogy or metaphor. In spite, or, more accurately, precisely because this ominous title hangs over the very start of viewing, the short film remarkably sustains a growing dread throughout its languid narration and slow-moving, though arresting visuals; maximizing its force not through the promise of surprise but through the inevitability of its conclusion.