Film review – The Tender Hook (2008)

7 October 2008

Set during Sydney’s Jazz Age, The Tender Hook infuses the look and doomed love-triangle storyline of a classical Hollywood film noir with a distinctively Australian edge. Hugo Weaving (V for Vendetta, The Matrix) is McHeath, a shady business man/boxing promoter who is married to Iris, the film’s enigmatic femme fatale played by Rose Byrne (28 Weeks Later, Sunshine). McHeath takes an interest in Art, an up-and-coming boxer, played by Matthew Le Nevez (Peaches, Garage Days). Iris is drawn to Art as she becomes increasingly repelled by McHeath’s tendency for violence.

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