After the Waterfall

Synopsis: A forest ranger is haunted by the disappearance of his four-year-old daughter, and the subsequent breakup of his marriage. He discovers his ex-wife Ana is pregnant to the policeman in charge of his missing daughter's case.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Simone Horrocks
  1 win & 4 nominations.
94 min

Oh! Shit.

Easy, John. Food, mate,

not your fingers.

Yeah, shut up.

Bit thirsty here, John.

How about you?

The beer's here, boys.

Hey! Beer o'clock.

Hey, Dave.


How are you, mate?

Yeah, great.

Great. Hey, Lis.

Raise your shirt, John.

What for?

You know what for.

Hi. How are you?


let's do this properly.

Hey! Whoo!

Shut up.

Be careful you don't

knock this one over.

I will.

Here you go, George.

Thanks, mate.

You never used a hammer before?

Oh, shut up.




Thanks, everyone.



Be good to see he's finished.

Oh, thanks, big girl.

Is anybody gonna

look after these sausages,

or am I gonna have to

do it all again, hey?

Thank you.

Here, Dad. I got it.

Oh, yeah.

Grab one of these.

Here you go, mate. Sauce over there.

Hey, Pearl.

Hey, um, put some coffee on, Mum?

What's going on, Lis?

Don't tell David now, will you?

He's already mad at me

for forgetting to feed the cat.

It doesn't need feeding.

It needs putting down.

You know, the other day I saw it

pissing on his slippers.

I told him it's a fucking stray.

You don't domesticate

a cat like that.

He's a good man, though, Lis.

Yeah, really good.

I don't know.

I don't know how you do it.

Don't you ever

get sick of it out here?

Why would I?

You right, Dave?

You want another beer?

No, all good.

And what are you gonna do

with your butterfly fingers?

Are you gonna get that? Can you

get it without knocking it over?

Ohh, you got it!

Well done. Good girl.

I'm sleepy.

Righto, P, time for bed.

Mummy can come,

Mummy can come, Mummy can come!

Mummy's gonna finish her wine.

'Night, Pearl.


'Night, Pearl.

Say goodnight.


Night-night, sweetie.

See ya.


We better get going.


I'll just get my shoes.

Say goodnight to John.


What is it?

Multiple calls. Grab your gear.

There may be LPG. Be careful.

You guys, round the back.


I don't know how you

do things in the police,

but around here we work with our mates

and look after our mates.

Did you see something?

I don't know.

I don't know.

It was just an impulse.

Acting on impulse

can cost you your life.

Or somebody else's.

Oh, Jesus Christ. Guys, it happens.

He did what he had to. We all did.

And we're all here now, right?

Luck's a fickle friend, son.


Right, then, see you all

at training tomorrow night.

Catch you later.

David's sleeping out the back.


He was here when I got here.

Is he alright?

Yeah, he's fine.

Just leave the keys, mate.

I'll lock up.

See ya.

See ya.

One more?

Yeah, yeah, sure. Why not?

Here's to me fucking up.


Look, don't worry about the old man.

You know what he's like.

Yeah, bless him.

I've been coming here

for, what, two years now?

I still feel like I don't belong.

That's 'cause everyone

thinks you're gay.

Look, if they didn't think

you were alright,

they wouldn't have

voted you in, would they?

Thanks for the pep talk.

You're welcome.

What's going on, Dave?

What's going on?

Lisa. She's moving out.

Oh, shit.

Didn't want to spoil your party.

She's moving out tomorrow.

I thought getting married

would make a difference,

but I guess you never know.

Well, you've only

been married six months.

Oh, well... you can't just give up.

We've had our ups and downs, John.

You know that.

Yeah, well, who hasn't?

Yeah, well...

...I'll just take it on the chin.

So this is?



One. One.



And this is two.



Five? Four?


How are you, P?


Where have you been?

Oh, I stayed behind,

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