Wednesday, August 17, 2011

ANIMAL KINGDOM (Film) 2010

"...It's a crazy fucking world!" (Andrew 'Pope' Cody: AK)

Animal Kingdom is a 2010 Australian crime drama written and directed by David Michôd, and starring Ben Mendelsohn, Joel Edgerton, Guy Pearce, Luke Ford, Sullivan Stapleton, Jacki Weaver and James Frecheville.

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Setelah ibunya mati karena overdosis Heroin, Josh yang berumur 17 tahun meminta neneknya, Janine datang untuk memberinya nasehat mengenai pemakaman dan kemudian Josh tinggal bersama Janine yang merupakan seorang pemimpin keluarga penjahat perampokan dan pengedar narkotika terkenal di Melbourne.

Putra tertua dari Janine, Andrew 'Pope" Cody, seorang perampok bersenjata yang bersembunyi dari kejaran para detektif. Sedangkan Putra tengahnya Craig Cody, bandar narkoba dan Darren, yang paling muda mengikuti semua yang diperintahkan saudaranya. Saat pertama Josh mengangkat senjata dengan ekpresi beku dan tangan bergetar ketika pamannya, Craig menyuruhnya menodongkan pistol kepada pemuda yang mengganggu mereka di jalanan.



Setelah Barry Brown(salah satu anggota kumpulan keluarga Cody) mati ditembak polisi. Pope membalas dendam dengan melibatkan saudara-saudaranya, dia menembak mati 2 polisi. setelah kasus penembakan polisi tersebut dan mereka ditahan dan introgasi, Pope mencurigai Craig karena telah berkhianat dan dia pun menyusun rencana untuk menyingkirkan adiknya tersebut. Craig mati dalam upaya melarikan diri dari polisi.

Kecurigaan Pope tambah berkembang, dia mencurigai kalau Josh muda yang dianggapnya lemah mentalnya akan membocorkan rahasianya kepolisi dan kasusnya akan terungkap. sasaran Pope selanjutnya adalah Nicole, yang dia bunuh melalui suntikan obat bius. Josh yang dibawah lindungan saksi dari kepolisian mulai merasa tidak aman.

PENGKHIANATAN DAN DENDAM


Josh, remaja pendiam yang dianggap paling lemah di kalangan keluarga Cody, mengetahui pacarnya Nicole di bunuh oleh pamannya, menyusun rencana untuk meloloskan diri dari belitan Pope. Karakter Josh yang mulanya bergetar menodongkan pistol menjadi pribadi yang nyaris tanpa rasa takut terhadap kematian ketika pistol ditodongkan kearahnya sehabis memberi kesaksian.

Janine yang lebih mementingkan anak daripada cucunya, merasa telah di khianati Josh, mengambil tindakan untuk membunuh Josh melalui tangan polisi yang korup. rencana tersebut gagal dan berbalik arah menjadi ajang balas dendam didalam Animal Kingdom.



"You know what the bush is about? It's about massive trees that have been standing there for thousands of years... and bugs that'll be dead before the minute's out. It's big trees and pissy little bugs. And everything knows its place in the scheme of things. Everything... everything sits in the order somewhere. Things survive because they're strong, and everything reaches an understanding. But not everything survives because it's strong. Some creatures are weak, but they survive because they're being protected by the strong for one reason or another. You may think that, because of the circles you move in or whatever, that you're one of the strong creatures, but you're not, you're one of the weak ones. That's nothing against you, you're just - you're just weak because you're young. But you've survied because you've been protected by the strong. But they're not strong anymore, and they're certainly not able to protect you. We're here because we know who you are and we know what you've done. Now, I know you feel like you're in a tough situation. But you have an out. There's nothing your uncles can do to squirm out of this one; Craig's learned that the hard way. But you're not like them. We can see that, and you know that. Now I know that they're saying to you that talking to me is betraying the family, but they've betrayed *you*. The fact that you're talking to me, the fact that you've been left to deal with us... is all the proof that you need. And you're in danger. Don't be confused about that. I think you know. And I think you know that I can help you. But I can't keep offering. You've gotta decide. You've gotta work out where you fit." (Leckie)

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