Have a watch of the clip below which shows Red Dog playing chicken with a car to demand the right to hitch-hike. It really sets the tone for the movie which I now really want to see!
Red Dog is based on the novel by Louis de Bernieres, is directed by Kriv Stenders and stars Josh Lucas, Rachael Taylor, Noah Taylor, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Luke Ford, Arthur Angel.
Dampier, Western Australia, 1971. A wild and desolate place where workers from all over the world come here to sweat away. When the sun goes down, these grafters make their way to the industrial hick town’s only pub where they drink, recall their homes and get involved in fights. But this particular night things are somewhat quieter than usual. In the back room a dog is drawing its last breath. But this isn’t just any old cur, this is Red Dog, a dog everybody here knows and loves, and about whom everyone has a story to tell. No doubt about it, Red Dog really is a character –and tonight everyone is prepared to agree for once.
Directed by Kriv Stenders (The Illustrated Family Doctor, Blacktown), written by Dan Taplitz (Chaos Theory, Breakin’ All the Rules, Commandments), the film was shot on location in Western Australia, and is based on the novel by Louis De Bernieres (Captain Corelli’s Mandolin).
Check out the website for full cinema listings: www.reddogthemovie.co.uk and then have a watch of the clip embedded below.