Sixteen-year-old Jamie (Lucas Pittaway) longs for an escape from the violence that surrounds him in Adelaide's northern suburbs. His salvation arrives in the form of John (Daniel Henshall), a charismatic man who unexpectedly comes to his aid.
However, as events occur around him, including the disappearance of several people, Jamie begins to harbour deep suspicions about John and his motivations. When the truth is finally revealed, Jamie s hopes of happiness are threatened by both his loyalty for, and fear of, his father figure - John Bunting, Australia's most notorious serial killer.
Thrilling ... unforgettable and at times unnervingly mesmerizing. INDIEWIRE
Unforgettable... an intelligent, layered dissection of human psychology... Intense, unflinching and incredibly powerful" - TOTAL FILM
A Stunning Debut - FILM4
Impressively directed, brilliantly acted and a complete work of focused, brutal power **** - SUNDAY HERALD
The entire cast are superbly believable... a triumph of naturalism - SCREEN DAILY
Absolutely mesmerising, uncompromising crime movie masterpiece - THE AGE
**** - TIME OUT
Definitely one to watch during awards season **** - LOVEFILM Impressively acted... well directed **** - EMPIRE
"One of the best films to come out of Australia in years" - The Mirror ****