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Cinema Papers 15042004 TWO HANDS LOCKED IN CHECK MATE Sam Hultier takes time out to explore and analyse Gregor Jordans cinematic work of genius of his latest film Two Hands captivating the audience deep into the marginalised discourses that have moulded and formed the present-day Australian culture Two Hands is seen to have an obvious Australian touch to its structure The dialogue is laid back and relaxed the settings are not particularly glamorous or appealing given that the film is set in the neighborhood of Kings Cross- the red light district of Sydney However there is definitely something different about this film in comparison to others that have come before it possibly a new type of texture to the films genre Two Hands doesnt continually aim to win audiences over it merely follows its narrative to the end without having a look behind to see whether the audience is still there watching There have been many films that have come out of Australia that have tried to accomplish what Gregor Jordans movie two hands has achieved successfully In the film the working classes are in due course presented as marginalized characters and are not in complete control of their own lives This can be seen through the filmic techniques used throughout the film One of the most dominant discourses that are evident in the film Two Hands is that of fate which also ties in with karma Gregor Jordan Director Writer of Two Hands has portrayed all of the characters in the film as being apart of some kind of crime syndicate which is run by Pando Bryan Brown Pando is the local crime boss of the criminal underworld in Kings Cross and no one is a big time crook until you have done a couple of
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