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GEOFFREY RUSH

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STORM BOY (2019)
Starring Geoffrey Rush, Jai Courtney, Erik Thomson, Morgana Davies, Finn Little, Simone Annan, Trevor Jamieson, David John Clark, Thibul Nettle and Chantal Contouri. Directed by Shawn Seet.

Mike “Storm Boy” Kingley recounts his childhood adventures to troubled teen granddaughter Madeline in an effort to prevent her from making the same mistakes he made years before. He tells her the story of his boyhood - a heart-warming tale about unusual friendship and unconditional love.
FINAL PORTRAIT (2017)
Starring Geoffrey Rush, Armie Hammer, Clémence Poésy, Tony Shalhoub, James Faulkner and Sylvie Testud. Directed by Stanley Tucci.

Paris,1964. Alberto Giacometti, the famous artist, bumps into his old friend, the American critic, James Lord, and begs that he sits for a portrait because he has an interesting face. It'll just take a couple of days in his studio.

Lord is flattered by the request and as the days go by and turn into weeks and weeks seemingly with no end in sight he realises his entire life has been hijacked by this erratic genius.

The portrait continues to ebb and flow. Veering between frustration and joy, Lord ultimately sees logic in the artist's chaotic mind and together we witness a genius complete one of his last masterpieces.

PIRATES OF THE CARRIBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES (2017)
Starring Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Kaya Scodelario, Brenton Thwaites, Golshifteh Farahani, Geoffrey Rush, Kevin R. McNally, Stephen Graham and David Wenham. Directed by Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg.

Captain Jack Sparrow is pursued by an old rival, Captain Salazar, who along with his crew of ghost pirates has escaped from the Devil’s Triangle, and is determined to kill every pirate at sea. Jack seeks the Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artefact that grants its possessor total control over the seas, in order to defeat Salazar.
THE DAUGHTER (2016)
Starring Geoffrey Rush, Sam Neill, Miranda Otto, Ewen Leslie, Paul Schneider, Anna Torv and Odessa Young. Directed by Simon Stone.

Set in the last days of a dying logging town, Christian returns to his family home for his father Henry’s wedding. Reconnecting with his childhood friend Oliver and Oliver’s family, wife Charlotte and daughter Hedvig he unearths a long buried secret. As he tries to right the wrongs of the past, his actions threaten to shatter the lives of those he left behind years before. Will they survive the truth?
GODS OF EGYPT (2016)
Starring Gerard Butler, Brenton Thwaites, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Geoffrey Rush. Directed by Alex Proyas.

With the survival of mankind hanging in the balance, an unexpected hero undertakes a thrilling journey to save the world and rescue his true love. Set, the merciless God of Darkness, has usurped Egypt's throne, plunging the once peaceful empire into chaos. With only a handful of heroic rebels opposing Set's savage rule, Bek, a bold and defiant mortal, enlists the aid of the powerful God Horus in an unlikely alliance against the evil overlord. As their battle against Set and his henchmen takes them into the afterlife and across the heavens, both God and mortal must pass tests of courage and sacrifice if they hope to prevail in the spectacular final confrontation.

REVIEWS Gods Of Egypt - Clash of the... Mummy?

HOLDING THE MAN (2015)
Starring Ryan Corr, Craig Stott, Guy Pearce, Sarah Snook, Anthony Lapaglia, Geoffrey Rush, Camilla Ah Kin, Kerry Fox, Tom Hobbs and Jacob Collins Levy. Directed by Neil Armfield.

Tim and John fell in love while teenagers at their all-boys high school. John was captain of the football team, Tim an aspiring actor playing a minor part in Romeo and Juliet. Their romance endured for 15 years to laugh in the face of everything life threw at it – the separations, the discriminations, the temptations, the jealousies and the losses – until the only problem that love can’t solve, tried to destroy them.

REVIEWS Holding the Man - An utterly breathtaking and important love story

MINIONS (2015)
Starring Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm and Geoffrey Rush.

Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters - from T-rex to Napoleon - the Minions find themselves without someone to serve and fall into a deep depression. But one Minion named Kevin has a plan, and he - alongside teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob - ventures out into the world to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow. The trio embarks upon a thrilling journey that ultimately leads them to their next potential master, Scarlet Overkill, the world’s first-ever female super-villain.
THE BOOK THIEF (2014)
Starring Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson and Sophie Nelisse. Directed by Brian Percival.

The story of Liesel, an extraordinary and courageous young girl sent to live with a foster family in World War II Germany. She learns to read with encouragement from her new family and Max, a Jewish refugee who they are hiding under the stairs. For Liesel and Max, the power of words and imagination become the only escape from the tumultuous events happening around them. 'The Book Thief' is a life-affirming story of survival and of the resilience of the human spirit.

REVIEWS The Book Thief - The writing's on the wall

THE BEST OFFER (2013)
Starring Geoffrey Rush, Donald Sutherland, Jim Sturgess and Sylvia Hoeks. Directed by Giuseppe Tornatore.

Virgil Oldman is a solitary, cultured man whose reluctance to engage with others, especially women, is matched only by the dogged obsessiveness with which he practices his profession as a high-end antiques dealer. One day Virgil receives a phone call from a mysterious young heiress, Claire, who asks him to evaluate some family works of art. It will be the beginning of a relationship that will change his life forever.

REVIEWS The Best Offer - In the labyrinth of art

LES MISÉRABLES (2012)
Starring Hugh Jackman - Jean Valjean, Russell Crowe - Javert, Amanda Seyfried - Cosette, Anne Hathaway - Fantine, Sacha Baron Cohen - Thénardier, Helena Bonham Carter - Thénardier's Wife, Eddie Redmayne - Marius, Samantha Barks - Eponine, Aaron Tveit - Enjolras and Geoffrey Rush. Directed by Tom Hooper.

Set against the backdrop of 19th century France, 'Les Misérables' tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption - a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Ex-prisoner Jean Valjean is hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever.

REVIEWS Les Misérables - Hugh and Russell on the red carpet
Les Misérables - A dream unfulfilled

CANDY (2006)
Starring Abbie Cornish, Heath Ledger, Geoffrey Rush, Tom Budge, Roberto Meza-Mont, Tony Martin, Noni Hazlehurst, Tara Morice, Adrienne Pickering and Nathaniel Dean. Directed by Neil Armfield.
MUNICH (2006)
Starring Eric Bana, Daniel Craig, Ciarán Hinds, Mathieu Kassovitz, Hanns Zischler, Ayelet Zurer, Geoffrey Rush, Gila Almagor, Mathieu Amalric and Moritz Bleibtreu. Directed by Steven Spielberg.

REVIEWS Spielberg retrospective - Munich

GENIUS
Starring Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Johnny Flynn and Samantha Colley.

REVIEWS Genius: The Complete First Season - A fascinating portrait of Albert Einstein on DVD

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