Shot in stunning widescreen cinematography, Last Ride is a heartbreaking road movie through the ravishing, remote and rugged South Australian outback as ex-jailbird fugitive father Kev (Hugo Weaving, in a tender and bravura performance) takes his 10-year old son Chook (newcomer Tom Russell) on the run from the law. Based on Denise Young’s acclaimed novel, Last Ride is the riveting and morally complex portrayal of a brutal yet loving petty criminal struggling with parenthood. As father and son journey into the outback and an unknown future, they pit themselves against the elements and each other. In order to survive, Chook will have to make a choice between what he knows to be right and the love of his father, a decision which will have devastating consequences on both of their lives.
“4 Stars! A great film...astonishing in its visual beauty.”
"A standout showcase for Weaving’s talents. Last Ride finds poetry in its gorgeous backdrop and its portrait of a complicated character."
Young Artists Awards 2010 Nominee - Best Performance in an International Feature Film - Leading Young Performer, Tom Russell
Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards 2010 Nominee - Best Actor - Male, Hugo Weaving
Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards 2010 Nominee - Best Cinematography, Greig Fraser
Australian Film Institute 2009 AFI Award Nominee - Best Lead Actor, Hugo Weaving
Australian Directors Guild 2009 ADG Award Nominee - Best Direction in a Feature Film, Glendyn Ivin
Audio Commentaries with Director
Cracker Bag – Palme D’Or Winner for Best Short Film
The Desert – Short Film by Glendyn Ivin
Behind the Scenes Featurettes
Seven Emu: This is Where We Live Documentary