Four Of A Kind
Lies. Betrayal. Blackmail. Murder
Country of Origin: Australia
Running Time: 115 Minutes
CAST & CREW
Director: Fiona Cochrane
Director of Photography :Zbigniew Friedrich
Production & Costume Designer:Adele Flere
Editor: Zbigniew Friedrich
Music :Joe Camilleri & The Black Sorrows
Assoc. Producer :Leverne McDonnell<
Cast: Leverne McDonnell, Gail Watson, Nina Landis & Louise Siversen
Distributor: Trillian Worldwide
Writer: Helen Collins
Producer's Representative: Ostrow and Company
Review by Paul Harris, Film Buffs Forecast:
Here's a welcome surprise - a low budget Australian film that is not another dysfunctional family saga, does not wallow in suburban grunge or self-pitying youthful rebellion .
Fiona Cochrane's debut feature is a genre thriller, relatively simple on the surface but relying on sharp verbal interplay and an intangible , yet menacing atmosphere which recalls SLEUTH in a plot twisting tale of a bourgeoisie who lack any discernible discreet charms . The icing on the cake is the participation of Joe Camilleri and the Black Sorrows who provide a fitting Greek chorus to the main event.
Review by David O’Connell, Filmsight:
Tightly plotted and marked by authentic, riveting performances from its primary leads, Four of a Kind is a compelling argument for never judging a book by its cover; though shot on video with an ultra modest budget, its strongest attributes are those fundamental to the creation of any dramatic work: the intrinsic strength of its screenplay and the performers who vividly bring it to life.
Review by Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile:
Circular in structure, this beguiling drama links four stories in which truth, honesty and deception play a vital part. Murder, infidelity, blackmail are all woven together in a fascinating tale that is as compelling as a whole, just as each of its self-contained components…Universal in its appeal, but with special resonance to women, this seemingly simple film is deceptively complex, and lingers accordingly.
'Not far off being a hidden Australian gem that you should race out to.’
Ben McEachen EMPIRE MAGAZINE
Four different women, each with a well-hidden secret they are coaxed, tricked or forced into revealing.
Through a veil of lies all four flirt with the truth as they experience betrayal, ambition, loneliness, pain and anger. But the lies they tell themselves might be the ones that hurt the most.