Two Fists, One Heart
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Television-honed Aussie director Shawn Seet helms this contemporary domestic drama about the events that befall a family of Sicilian immigrants in their adopted home of Perth, Western Australia. Though the son of the Argo clan, twentysomething Anthony (Daniel Amalm), enjoys his life as a top-tiered boxer and a nightclub doorman, he harbors disturbing ingrained attitudes toward life - notably the idea that violence is the most acceptable and effective way to resolve conflict. Anthony soon meets and develops feelings for the gorgeous Kate (Jessica Marais), and she for him, but she leads him… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Seet wraps up all the story elements with an economy that suggests a natural story-telling talent has been discovered."
‑ Simon Foster,
"It's a familiar tale, but the performances are strong, particularly that of Fantastichini, and it's directed with real confidence by Shawn Seet. The film delivers."
‑ Julie Rigg, MovieTime, ABC Radio National
"Brandishes the type of confidence, commercial appeal and clarity of vision all too seldom seen in Australian cinema. We should be producing movies like this 10 times a year, not once in a blue moon."
‑ Jim Schembri, The Age (Australia)
"The screenwriter, Rai Fazio, of Sicilian background, was a boxer from the age of four, trained by his father. So he knows what he's talking about."
‑ Evan Williams, The Australian
"Two Fists, One Heart is an audacious, big-hearted genre piece; it punches above its weight at times, but by the final rounds of its inevitable denouement, it's firing on all cylinders."
‑ Jarrod Walker, FILMINK (Australia)
"An admirable achievement, really impressive on all levels."
‑ Margaret Pomeranz, At the Movies (Australia)
"Boxer turned screenwriter Rai Fazio tries hard to create a father-son boxing drama based on his own experiences, but instead turns out a clichéd genre piece nicely shot with an edgy hand-held style"
‑ Simon Weaving, Screenwize
"With his deftly applied yet unassuming sense of style, Seet has given us one of the most polished Australian films to come along in some time."
‑ Sandra Hall, Sydney Morning Herald
"The themes are universal, and the simple (but not simplistic) story is delivered with considerable verve by debuting director Shawn Street and an ensemble cast that makes it zing."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
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