Three Blind Mice (2008)
Three young Navy officers hit Sydney for one last night on land before being shipped over to the Gulf to fight. Sam has been mistreated at sea and is going AWOL, Dean has a fiancé and the future in-laws to meet, and Harry just loves playing cards. Throughout the night the boys lose each other, find themselves, and along the way discover courage, friendship and redemption.
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94
Comedy, Drama
Matthew Newton, Ewan Leslie, Barry Otto, Alex Dimitriades, Pia Miranada, Brendan Cowell, Bob Franklin, Gracie Otto, Jackie Weaver
Matthew Newton
Mathew Bourguet
Ben Davis
Catalog
Australia

Ratings:

Motion Picture Association of America — Restricted to minors
Synopsis
Rapid-fire dialogue propels this deceptively freewheeling, taut psychological drama that follows three young Australian naval officers on shore-leave who hit the street of Sydney before being shipped out to Iraq. Deceptively freewheeling, this taut psychological drama follows three young Australian naval officers on shore-leave who hit the streets of Sydney before being shipped out to Iraq. The dynamic between the three friends is uneasy, and tinged with malice: Sam (Ewen Leslie) has more than one reason to be looking for a way out; Dean (Toby Schmitz) is anxious to reconnect with his girlfriend and is burdened by some kind of guilt; Harry (director and writer Matthew Newton) is full of attitude and bent on a night of excess. The nursery-rhyme line that follows the film's smart title acutely describes the narrative drive of Newton's punchy script, propelled by rapid-fire ease of dialogue, the growing tension between the friends and the frenetic on-the-town action. The focus shifts from how they run, to why they run, when the uncomfortable secret that simultaneously binds and divides them is finally revealed. Some of Australia's finest acting talent grace the smaller roles in this energetic, collaborative film made with a youthful audacity and verve....more

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