Director Phillip Noyce's compelling follow-up to Newsfront, Heatwave is the provocative Australian political thriller inspired by the disappearance of Sydney journalist and anti-development campaigner Juanita Neilson.
Like Newsfront, Heatwave details the moral dilemmas of a man of conscious, an ambitious architect, Stephen West (Richard Moir), whose inner city housing project has been compromised by a corrupt property developer (Chris Haywood) and his big business cronies. With stand-over men sent in to evict demonstrating squatters, social justice campaigner Kate Dean (Judy Davis) alerts West to a looming conspiracy when her friend, an activist and journalist, disappears and is presumed murdered.
Noyce brilliantly evokes the oppressive mood of a stifling heat wave in inner Sydney in this compelling conspiracy thriller where death, deceit and corruption taint all.
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- Stills Gallery
- Theatrical Trailer
- Chris Haywood
- Judy Davis
- Richard Moir
- Philip Noyce