Burn Country

Burn Country

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A former war journalist (Dominic Rains - who won Best Actor at Tribeca for his role) now living in California becomes embroiled in a series of grisly murders in this thriller co-starring Oscar winner Melissa Leo and nominee James Franco. More

"Leaving behind his life as a fixer for Western journalists reporting on the war in Afghanistan, Osman (Rains) lands in a small bohemian town in Northern California, living on the couch of his friend’s mother (Leo) and working as a crime reporter for the local newspaper. Restless and eager to find purpose in the context of his new life, he befriends a couple of locals — the eccentric and unstable Lindsay (Franco) and the elusive Sandra (Rachel Brosnahan) — recruiting them to help him penetrate the town’s peculiar subculture. When Lindsay mysteriously goes missing, Osman gets drawn into the backwoods of the town in order to find him. As things begin to take a dangerous turn, Osman is forced to confront the untenable reality of his situation." (Tribeca Film Festival)

2016102 minsUSA
Ian Olds ('Francophrenia (Or Don't Kill Me, I Know Where the Baby Is)', 'Fixer: The Taking of Ajmal Naqshbandi', 'Occupation: Dreamland')
Ian OldsPaul Felten
Dominic RainsMelissa LeoJames FrancoRachel BrosnahanThomas Jay RyanJames Oliver WheatleyWendy Vanden Heuvel

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Burn Country | Reviews

60%15 reviews

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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A droll ostensible mystery whose investigation (let alone resolution) takes a back seat to the revealing eccentricities of characters and communities encountered en route.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Rains... brings such a sense of purpose to the part that the movie never goes slack.

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Burn Country | Release Details

Burn Country is available to stream in New Zealand now on Google Play and Apple TV.