Mad Max: Fury Road isn't the only Australian film set to make waves at the box office this year. From director Kim Farrant comes the harrowing thriller Strangerland. Nicole Kidman returns to her native country for this compelling drama, though this role is quite a bit different from her big screen introduction in Australia's BMX Bandits.
Nicole Kidman stars as Catherine, who, along with her husband Matt Parker (Joseph Fiennes) is trying to adjust to her new life in the remote Australian desert town of Nathgari. They are pleasant but keep to themselves, unwilling to get close to anyone. On the eve of a massive dust storm, their lives are rocked when their two teenage children, Lily and Tom disappear into the desert. With Nathgari now eerily smothered in red dust and darkness, the locals join the search lead by local cop, David Rae (Hugo Weaving).
It soon becomes apparent that something terrible may have happened to them. Suspicion is cast, rumors spread and ancient Aboriginal stories are told in whispers as the locals begin to turn against the couple. With temperatures rising and the chances of survival plummeting with each passing day, Catherine and Matthew find themselves pushed to the brink, as they struggle to survive the uncertainty of their children's fate. Alchemy has unveiled the first trailer for Strangerland. The film premiered at Sundance in January, though it has yet to confirm a U.S. release date. While we wait, check out the first footage as Nicole Kidman and Joseph Fiennes go on a grueling search for two missing children: