- Director:Christopher Smith
- Cast:Michael Dorman, Melissa George, Liam Hemsworth, Emma Lung
- Release Date:April 29, 2010
- Running time:99 minutes
- Film Worth:$10.00
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Despite a convoluted plot, this is a tense and interesting psychological thriller
Triangle is a mind-bending thriller by British director Christopher Smith (Creep, Severance) starring an all-Australian cast (albeit with American accents). It's a complicated time-bending plot in the same vein as Memento, made on what appears to be a very small budget. But despite this, Christopher Smith has crafted a tense and interesting psychological thriller.
In an attempt to escape her troubles at home, single mother Jess (Melissa George) agrees to go sailing with her friend, Greg (Michael Dorman), and his mates, Sally (Rachel Carpani), Downey (Henry Nixon), Heather (Emma Lung) and Victor (Liam Hemsworth). But from the moment that she steps onboard, Jess has a terrible feeling that something's not quite right. Disaster strikes when a violent storm causes the boat to capsize, but the group appears to be saved when a huge ocean liner sails past and they're able to climb on board. But waiting on the seemingly deserted ship is a killer determined to hunt them down one by one. Jess soon realises that she is the only one who can stop this nightmare.
The cast are all very strong, particularly Melissa George, who has to show multiple sides to her character. Michael Dorman is also a standout, bringing an easy charm to Greg. With such a talented young Australian cast and the beautiful filming location of The Gold Coast, it almost seems a shame that the film is set in Florida, though the intention behind that was obviously a ploy to sell the movie in America.
Triangle is worth tracking down, as long as you allow yourself to be taken on a rollercoaster ride without trying to make too much sense of the plot. Though only getting a limited run in cinemas, Triangle is sure to become a cult favourite on DVD.