“The Combination” opened in cinemas ten years ago to critical acclaim and the groundbreaking Australian production is set to release a sequel next month.
“The new film builds dramatically on the themes of the original film, and expands the story in bold and exciting directions. With a brilliant cast and crew, we’re proud to bring the new Combination movie to a broad audience.” Says David Field, Director.
Six years have passed, and Lebanese-Australian John Morkos (George Basha) remains haunted by the events that led to the death of his brother. As John begins to rebuild his life, he finds solace in the boxing ring at his local gymnasium. Meanwhile, tensions are building on the streets of western Sydney, as a ruthless new crime boss Nas (Johnny Nasser) seeks to expand his empire, and the formation of a radical group of white supremacists threatens to shatter the social fabric of the local community. When the gym becomes a focal point of these gathering forces, and the threat to the community begins to escalate, John must come to terms with his past, make the right choices, and take a stand against overwhelming odds. Sometimes you’ve got to fight for what’s right.
George Basha reprises his central role, portraying John Morkos. George commented “It has been a great journey returning to the world of The Combination after several years – the first movie really set a high bar for us in terms of the strong audience response. This sequel really takes John Morkos on a new path as he confronts new challenges and tries to find the right way forward, and the cast we’ve assembled for the sequel brings a whole new level to The Combination story.”
“The first film was ground-breaking in its realistic portrayal and authenticity, amongst the wide-ranging communities represented in the film. It was a new kind of Australia production, and the sequel not only continues to embrace this audience, it takes the story in a broad and bold new direction.” says John Tedesco, Co-Producer
THE COMBINATION REDEMPTION is released in Australian cinemas from February 7 2019 and is distributed world-wide by Pinnacle Films.