Archive of films Rover / The Rover

Australia / USA
2014, 102 min

Section: Horizons
Year: 2014

Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson star in a quasi-futuristic Western set in an era following an economic collapse in which people are left with almost nothing. But when they steal the last things former soldier Eric has to his name, he decides not to take it anymore. Prior to its successful domestic release in Australia, the picture was presented in the program of the Cannes festival.


Ten years ago, society as we know it suffered a collapse. But things can still get worse. The perpetually angry loner Eric learns this the hard way when someone steals his last possession – his car. But the robbers leave behind Rey, the gang leader’s brother, and Eric uses him to catch up with the thieves. Set in an inhospitable world where death may lurk around every corner, the film makes excellent use of the singular and desolate environment, playing on the constant state of tension among the people who inhabit it. Although the characters are filled more with uncertainty and conflict than inner warmth, the film still underlines the fact that, even in a world of broken values, ordinary human solidarity still means something. The film and its strong protagonists are set in the near future, but the director states that his message is applicable to contemporary times.

About the director

David Michôd

David Michôd (b.1972, Sydney) is a successful Australian director, screenwriter, producer, and actor, whose breakthrough film Animal Kingdom (2010) won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, followed by several other awards, including an Oscar nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role. Michôd also attended the Sundance festival as co-scriptwriter of the film Hesher (dir. Spencer Susser, 2010) and he co-directed the award-winning documentary film Solo (2009)). His short films have been screened at festivals from Berlin to Venice, and prestigious festivals have also shown interest in his second feature film, The Rover, which had its premiere at Cannes. His next project, an adaptation of Michael Hastings’s bestseller The Operators, is set to star Brad Pitt.


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About the film

Color, DCP

Section: Horizons
Director: David Michôd
Screenplay: David Michôd
Dir. of Photography: Natasha Braier
Music: Antony Partos
Editor: Peter Sciberras
Producer: Liz Watts, David Minde, David Michôd
Production: Porchlight Films, Lava Bear Film Production
Coproduction: Blue-Tongue Films
Cast: Guy Pearce, Robert Pattinson, Scoot McNairy
Contact: FilmNation Entertainment, CinemArt, a.s.
Distributor: CinemArt, a.s.


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