The Dry

The Dry Movie 2021 Review, Storyline, Casts, and Release Date


The Dry Movie is an Australian mystery drama thriller movie directed by Robert Connolly from a screenplay by Connolly and Harry Cripps, starring Eric Bana, Genevieve O’Reilly, John Polson, Keir O’ Donnell. The movie is based on the 2016 book of the same name by Jane Harper.

The Dry Story Line

Federal Agent Aaron Falk returns to his hometown after an absence of more than twenty years to attend the funeral of his childhood friend, Luke who was murdered his wife and child before killing himself. a victim of the madness that has ravaged this community after more than a decade of drought.

The Dry


However, when Falk unwillingly agrees to stay and investigate the crime, he opens up and the old wound resurfaced. The death of 17-year-old Ellie Deacon. Falk started to suspects these two murders, separated by decades, are connected in some way. As he tried to struggle to prove not only Luke’s innocence but all his own. Falk finds himself pitted against the prejudice towards him and the pent-up rage of a feared community.

Meanwhile, with the help of the local sergeant, Greg Raco began to look into the events where they found out that the bullets used in the crime were Remingtons while Luke only owned Winchesters, which proves that the killer used different ammunition to what the family-owned. A movie that you will know how it all ended.

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Directed by: Robert Connolly
Produced by: Bruna Papandrea, Steve Hutensky, Robert Connolly, Eric Bana, Jodi Matterson
Written by: Harry Cripps, Robert Connolly
Based on: The Dry by Jane Harper
Starring: Eric Bana, Genevieve O’Reilly, John Polson,
Music: by Peter Raeburn
Cinematography: Stefan Duccio
Edited by: Nick Meyers
Production companies: Screen Australia, Arenamedia, Film Victoria, Made up Stories
Release Date: May 21, 2021
Running Time: 117 minutes
Language: English
Box Office: A$20 Million


  • Eric Bana as Aaron Falk
  • Genevieve O’Reilly as Gretchen
  • Keir O’Donnell as Greg Raco
  • John Polson as Scott Whitlam
  • Julia Blake as Barb
  • Bruce Spence as Gerry Hadler
  • William Zappa as Mal Deacon
  • Matt Nable as Grant Dow
  • James Fecheville as Jamie Sullivan Klocek as Young Aaron Falk
  • Jeremy Lindsay Taylor as Erik Falk
  • Sam Corlett as Young Luke
  • Claude Scott-Mitchell as young Gretchen
  • Miranda Tapsell as Rita Raco

Release Date


The movie was due for release on 27 August 2020, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was delayed. It had its premiere in Melbourne in December 2020. It was later announced on February 18 that IFC Films got the movie for distribution in North America, with a planned release date in cinemas and on-demand of 21 May 2021.

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