Strangerland (2015)

Director
Kim Farrant

Main cast
Nicole Kidman; Joseph Fiennes; Hugo Weaving; Lisa Flanagan; Megan Alston

Genres
Drama, Thriller

Description
Newly arrived to a remote desert town, Catherine and Matthew are tormented by a suspicion when their two teenage children mysteriously vanish.


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