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Director Phillip Noyce's compelling follow-up to NewsfrontHeatwave is the provocative Australian political thriller inspired by the disappearance of Sydney journalist and anti-development campaigner Juanita Neilson. 

Like NewsfrontHeatwave 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.

Extra Features

  • Sweating It Out - An Interview With Director Phillip Noyce (35
  • mins)
  • Stills Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailer


  • Chris Haywood
  • Judy Davis
  • Richard Moir


  • Philip Noyce

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  • Running time 86 min
  • Region WORLDWIDE
  • Format SD
  • Color COLOUR
  • Language English
  • Catalogue No. DAVID0521
  • Aspect ratio 16:9
  • Subtitles -
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