"The Dry" is a 2020 Australian mystery drama thriller film directed by Robert Connolly.
The starring cast includes Eric Bana as Aaron Falk, Genevieve O'Reilly as Gretchen, Keir O'Donnell as Greg Raco, John Polson as Scott Whitlam, Joe Klocek as Young Aaron Falk, Bruce Spence as Gerry Hadler, BeBe Bettencourt as Ellie, Claude Scott-Mitchell as Young Gretchen, Sam Corlett as young Luke Hadler, Matt Nable as Grant Dow and others.

Here are "The Dry" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for The Dry movie?

IFC Films on Thursday, April 15, 2021 released the trailer for "The Dry" you can watch here:
The Dry - Official Trailer ft. Eric Bana | HD | IFC Films.

Plot summary

What is The Dry movie plot?

Here is a short review of "The Dry" movie plot summary.

Federal Agent Aaron Falk (Eric Bana) returns to his home town Kiewarra after an absence of over twenty years to attend the funeral of his childhood friend, Luke, who allegedly killed his wife Karen and child Billy (sparing baby daughter Charlotte) before taking his own life. At the persuasion of Luke's parents, Falk reluctantly agrees to stay and investigate the circumstances of the crime.
Falk is continuously harassed by the townspeople, following the now twenty-year-old death of 17-year-old Ellie Deacon (BeBe Bettencourt), a close friend of his that he was romantically involved with. Falk was immediately suspected for the death, as he gave her a note that day asking her to meet him at the river, only for her not to show and be found by her father and the police, drowned in the river. Falk and his father then left the town to avoid harassment from Ellie's ruthless father Mal.
With the help of the local sergeant Greg Raco (Keir O'Donnell), he begins to look into the events. They discover that the bullets used in the crime were Remingtons while Luke only owned Winchesters, indicating that the killer used different ammunition to what the family owned.
Falk interviews Scott Whitlam (John Polson), the principal of the local school and Karen's boss, who explains that although she was struggling to gather funding for the school, she didn't seem to have any troubles. Falk discovers the word 'grant?' on the back of the library receipt, leading Falk to suspect that Ellie's brother, Grant Dow (Matt Nable), wants to purchase the family's farm once it goes on the market due to Luke's parents being unable to keep it. Dow denies this, although he and Mal are still vile towards Falk.


Who plays who in the The Dry movie cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of "The Dry" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Eric Bana  as Aaron Falk
Genevieve O'Reilly  as Gretchen
Keir O'Donnell  as Greg Raco
John Polson  as Scott Whitlam
Joe Klocek  as Young Aaron Falk
Bruce Spence  as Gerry Hadler
BeBe Bettencourt  as Ellie (Eleanor) Deacon
Claude Scott-Mitchell  as Young Gretchen
Sam Corlett  as young Luke Hadler
Matt Nable  as Grant Dow
James Frecheville  as Jamie Sullivan
Jeremy Lindsay Taylor  as Erik Falk
Miranda Tapsell  as Rita Raco
William Zappa  as Mal Deacon
Martin Dingle Wall  as Luke Hadler
Renee Lim  as Sandra Whitlam
Eddie Baroo  as McMurdo
Bessie Holland  as Sally
Daniel Frederiksen  as Dr. Leigh
Nick Farnell  as Sgt O'Connell
Stephanie Halmshaw  as Waitress
Kameron Hood  as Criminal
Francine McAsey  as Amanda

Release date

When is The Dry movie release date?

"The Dry" movie release date was scheduled to be on December 11, 2020 (Melbourne premiere) and on January 1, 2021 (Australia) distributing by Roadshow Films (Australia), IFC Films, Leonine Distribution, M2 Films, Notorious Pictures, Roadshow Film Distributors (NZ) Ltd., Selmer Media, Swift Distribution, Three Lines Pictures, Cornerstone Films and Endeavor Content.


What are The Dry filming details?

The duration of the film is 117 minutes. The film grossed over A$20 million.

"The Dry" movie is rated "R", according to the MPAA film rating system.

Principal photography began in March 2019 in the Australian state of Victoria, including the Wimmera Mallee region.


What are critics and audiences saying about The Dry movie?

"The Dry" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7.1/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 100/100.

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