Dead Europe

Dead Europe is a 2012 Australian drama film directed by Tony Krawitz.[1] It is an adaptation of the 2005 novel by Christos Tsiolkas with the same name. Peter Galvin from SBS gave the film three stars out of five, noting that the film is "dark, and emotionally claustrophobic" and is "tough to sit through". He also observes that Dead Europe "is a puzzle film, a movie where one is asked to work hard at deciphering its strangeness."[2]

Dead Europe
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Film poster
Directed byTony Krawitz
Screenplay byLouise Fox
Based onNovel:
Christos Tsiolkas
Produced byLilette Botasi
StarringEwen Leslie
CinematographyGermain McMicking
Edited byAlexandre de Franceschi
Scott Gray
Music byJed Kurzel
Release date
  • 14 June 2012 (2012-06-14) (Sydney)
Running time
84 minutes



Dead Europe received mixed to positive reviews, earning a 63% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Julie Rigg of ABC Online gave a positive review and called it "one of the most disturbing, and intelligent, Australian films for a long time."[3] Tim Robey of The Daily Telegraph also gave a positive review, calling the movie a "promising drama of alienation that slides into portentousness."[4]

Joel Walsh of Little White Lies however gave a negative review, calling it "macabre, spiteful and all too bleak in its juxtaposition of generations and their transference of guilt."[5]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Award Category Subject Result
Best Film Iain Canning Nominated
Emile Sherman Nominated
Liz Watts Nominated
Best Adapted Screenplay Louise Fox Nominated
Best Actor Ewen Leslie Nominated
Best Supporting Actor Marton Csokas Nominated
Best Original Music Score Jed Kurzel Nominated


  1. ^ "Dead Europe". TIFF. Archived from the original on 5 October 2012. Retrieved 12 October 2012.
  2. ^ Galvin, Peter. "Dead Europe (review)". SBS. Retrieved 14 February 2013.
  3. ^ Rigg, Julie (15 November 2012). "Dead Europe". ABC Online. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  4. ^ Collin, Robbie; Robey, Tim (13 December 2012). "Films in brief: Code Name: Geronimo, Love Crime, Tinker Bell and the Secret of the Wings". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  5. ^ Walsh, Joe (13 December 2012). "Dead Europe Review". Little White Lies. Archived from the original on 14 February 2015. Retrieved 14 February 2015.

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