The Soldier

Sascha Ettinger Epstein, Ian Darling
| Australia
| 2012
| 35 min

Piously devoted to The Salvation Army since 1949, Ken currently serves as the receptionist at the Salvo’s youth refuge, Oasis, where his old-world philosophy of hard labour and abstinence clashes dramatically with the daily reality of the centre’s wayward teens. Transferred from suburbia to the Kings Cross corps as a chaste young man, he has circulated in Sydney’s wildest locale for most of his adult life; brushing uniformed shoulders with the drug addicts, prostitutes, and transvestites that make the area notorious. These days Ken’s march is more of a shuffle, but his dedication to the cause is as fiery as ever.

Director
Sascha Ettinger Epstein, Ian Darling
Producer
Ian Darling, Sascha Ettinger Epstein
Premiere
Australian Premiere
Section
Australian Competition
Festival Year
2012