Following the success of Aussie crime stories such as Animal Kindgom, Underbelly, and Chopper, this sexy thriller will have you captivated as bright-eyed twenty-something Sparra (Alex Russell) is dragged back into a past he has tried so hard to hide. Sparra, recently moved to Melbourne and about to marry Paula (Jessica de Gouw), is looking at a life of domestic bliss, when he is visited by an old associate from prison, Pommie (Sullivan Stapleton).
Where other crime films might only play around in homoerotic subtext, Cut Snake gets down and dirty with the relationship between old prison buddies Sparra and Pommy. Far from a macho fight for the girl, this film shows us a world were Paula is keeping the two men apart.
Australian actor of Hollywood fame, Sullivan Stapleton (300: Rise of an Empire, Gangster Squad) returns home in this film, which first screened in the Contemporary World Cinema section at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.
Exploring the idea of forbidden queer love whilst holding nothing back about its gritty context, Tony Ayres’ (Teddy award winner Walking on Water, The Slap) punchy film is sure to have you talking at this year’s Queer Screen Film Fest.
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