This strange yet interesting Australian drama revolves around a
group of friends who are on a journey within the Blue Mountains to
find a tree called the wollemi pine and perhaps a key to
immortality. This premise also holds true for the characters who are
20-something people and already believe themselves to be immortal.
Monkey Puzzle is directed by Mark Forstmann who truly creates a
powerful movie for his directorial debut and focuses on the flaws
and key aspects of friendship. Although the story may be clichéd,
it's hard not to get drawn into this tale thanks to the wonderful
Australian cinematography which is truly outstanding plus some
outstanding acting performances, especially Ryan Johnson.
tale starts to go wrong, each of the individuals deals with the
situation differently and emotions become high. It's a movie that
has to be seen without spoiling the end, quite a gripping movie
from start to finish!
DVD Special Features
Audio commentary with director Mark Forstmann and producer Tamara
Threaded: A short film by Mark Forstmann
Original theatrical trailer