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Synopsis: Animal Kingdom is a 2010 Australian crime drama film written and directed by David Michôd, and starring Ben Mendelsohn, Joel Edgerton, Guy Pearce, James Frecheville, Luke Ford, Jacki Weaver, and Sullivan Stapleton. David Michôd's script was inspired by the Pettingill family of Melbourne, Australia, who in 1991 saw the acquittal of brothers Victor Peirce and Trevor Pettingill (along with 2 others, Anthony Leigh Farrell and Peter David McEvoy) in the 1988 murder of two Victoria police officers. The film was critically acclaimed–it received 36 awards and 39 nominations with Weaver receiving multiple awards for her performance, including an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

Two paramedics appear at the open door with kit bags. They rushin and go straight to work on Julia.

(CONTINUED)

Animal Kingdom - GREEN REVISIONS 4.

CONTINUED:

PARAMEDIC:

What's she had?

J:

Heroin.

The paramedic draws Narcan into a syringe and administers. Theother checks her pulse. J watches the game show.

PARAMEDIC:

Not responding. We'll need a MICA.

8 INT. J'S AND JULIA'S APARTMENT / LOUNGE - LATER 8

A young POLICE OFFICER crouches before J who is sitting on thecouch, numb. A few people mill around behind them.

POLICE OFFICER:

Is there somewhere you can go tonight?

J:

Yeah.

She pulls a card from her work folder.

POLICE OFFICER:

If you need any help, you can give

these people a call. There'll be a

range of services they can provide

that you might find helpful. OK?

J nods, blank. She smiles, stands and begins talking loudly tosomeone off screen. J stares at the card.

POLICE OFFICER:

Alright, I'm gonna head over to that

one in Caulfield before the traffic

hits.

9 INT. J'S AND JULIA'S APARTMENT / LOUNGE - NIGHT 9

J is on the phone. He waits for an answer, strangely blank.

J:

(into phone)

Grandma. It's J [...] Josh [...] Yeah,

good. Um, Mum's gone and OD'd and

she's died and so [...] Yeah, I'm OK.

Sorry, I probably should have said it

slower and not just go and blurt it

out and that. I don't really know what

I'm supposed to do now and [...] They

took her away.

(MORE)

(CONTINUED)

Animal Kingdom - GREEN REVISIONS 5.

J(CONT'D)

CONTINUED:

An ambulance came [...] Yeah, theyturned up and took a statement andthat, but I told them I was 18 and nowI don't really know what to do. Theydidn't say anything about, you know,

like am I supposed to organise thefuneral and that? I don't really knowwhat I'm supposed to do now, with thepaperwork and arrangements and that. Ijust remember when Grandpa Donny died

you were all over it, you know what Imean?

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David Michôd

David Michôd (born 30 November 1972) is an Australian film director, screenwriter, producer and actor. He is best known for directing the critically acclaimed 2010 film Animal Kingdom and the 2014 film The Rover. He also co-wrote Hesher. more…

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