The Sunday Telegraph reports
Australia will storm the Cannes Film Festival with both barrels blazing this week and, yes, there will be blood.
A bootlegging western, a hard-boiled gangster story and an explosive Southern noir tale will see a posse of Aussies swagger onto the Croisette, gunning for accolades and attention in a festival pegged to be the most violent yet.
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Nicole Kidman vamps it up as a bleached blonde floozy in The Paperboy, Kylie Minogue turns auteur's muse in the eccentric French indie Holy Motors, Mia Wasikowska dons a bonnet to play an Amish lass alongside Guy Pearce's sadistic sheriff in Lawless, while the criminally underrated Ben Mendelsohn gets a chance to shine opposite Brad Pitt's mob enforcer in Killing Them Softly.