Crossbow (2007)

06/10/2007 (AU) Drama 14m
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A kid. His mum and dad. The sex and drugs. And the boy next door who watched the whole thing unravel.


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.

  1. David Michôd

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Joel Edgerton

    Joel Edgerton

    The Dad

  2. Lisa Chappell

    Lisa Chappell

    The Mum

  3. Cy Standen

    The Kid

  4. Mirrah Foulkes

    Mirrah Foulkes

    Cop #1

  5. David Michôd

    David Michôd

    Narrator / Lounge

  6. Luke Doolan


  7. Nash Edgerton

    Nash Edgerton


  8. Dan Roche

    Cop #2

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Status Released

Original Language English

Budget -

Revenue -


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