'Healing', Starring Xavier Samuels, on Astro A-List
Here's a movie you've probably never heard of, or maybe you have, starring Xavier Samuel (Riley Biers, Twilight: Eclipse). It's an Australian film, titled Healing. Healing was released in 2014 in Australia, and it currently holds a 73% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Viktor Kahdem is a man who has almost given up on life, sentenced to a low-security prison farm, a completely non-threatening environment where it is still felt that some individuals can be reformed. At Won Wron, Case Worker Matt Perry has established a unique program to rehabilitate broken men through giving them the responsibility for the rehabilitation of injured raptors - beautiful, fearsome proud eagles, falcons and owls. Against all odds, Matt takes on Viktor as his number one test case, introducing him to Yasmine, the majestic wedge tailed eagle with a 2-metre wingspan. If these two can tame each other, anything is possible.
The movie stars Hugo Weaving, Don Hany, and Xavier Samuel. Xavier plays Paul, a guy who Viktor meets at the prison farm and took him to work at the aviary.
The movie is currently available on Astro's A-List film roster for January 2015. A-List (ch 456) is available on Astro on a subscription basis, going for RM15 per month for 8 critically-acclaimed films.
This may not be everyone's cup of tea, but I've seen this movie and I really liked it.