Everything sits in the order somewhere.
Things survive because they're strong and everything reaches an understanding.
But not everything survives because it's strong.
Some creatures are weak.
Armed robber Pope Cody is on the run from a gang of renegade detectives who want him dead.
As revenge killings and paybacks explode onto Melbourne streets, 17-year-old J finds himself at the centre of a bloody struggle between his family and the police.
J is forced to navigate his way past slippery lawyers, corrupts cops and a paranoid and vengeful underworld.
To survive he must learn how the game is played and choose his place in the animal kingdom. He must work out where he fits.
Stephen Sewell is the screenwriter of the award-winning film The Boys, and has won numerous awards for his plays including Three Furies: Scenes from the life of Francis Bacon. Stephen Sewell was also script editor on the film Chopper.
I don't remember there being as much excitement around an Australian movie as there is around Animal Kingdom for a very long time. Acclaimed screenwriter and playwright, Stephen Sewell has written a novelisation of the film, a home grown crime story that reads like something straight out of Underbelly.
So what is it all about? Melbourne's underground, tensions between the crims and the police, and at the centre of it all, one family, holed up, under pressure, and busting to break loose.
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 19th July 2010
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.7 x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.33