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Snowtown (The Snowtown Murders) (2011)

Snowtown
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Lucas Pittaway Lucas Pittaway
Jamie Vlassakis
Bob Adriaens Bob Adriaens
Gavin
Louise Harris Louise Harris
Elizabeth Harvey
Matthew Howard Matthew Howard
Nicholas
Marcus Howard Marcus Howard
Alex


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Shaun Grant Shaun Grant
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Justin Kurzel Justin Kurzel
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Disturbing and nihilistic tour de force

5 years, 10 months ago at Nov 23 2:50
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"When are you gonna grow some balls, mate?"

One of the most disturbing serial killer cases in Australian history, the Snowtown murders - or the "bodies-in-barrels" killings - were perpetrated in the late 1990s by John Bunting, Jamie Vlassakis, Robert Wagner and Mark Haydon. Between them, twelve people were tortured and murdered, and their corpses were disposed of at various places a... read more
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Description: Sixteen-year-old Jamie lives with his mother, Elizabeth, and two younger brothers, Alex and Nicholas, in a housing trust home in Adelaide's northern suburbs. Their home is but one of many sun-starved houses crammed together to cater for a disenfranchised society. Jamie longs for an escape from the violence and hopelessness that surrounds him and his salvation arrives in the form of John, a charismatic man who unexpectedly comes to his aid. As John spends more and more time with Jamie's family, Elizabeth and her boys begin to experience a stability and sense of family that they have never known. John moves from the role of Jamie' ... (more)
Release date: 19 May 2011
Tags: Serial Killer (5), Drama (5), Crime (4), Thriller (4), Australian (3), Violence (3), Homophobia (3), Australia (3), Murder (3), 2011 (2), 2010s (2), Sexual Abuse (2), True Crime (2), Family (2), Based On A True Story (2), Sexual Assault (1), Paedophilia (1), Cruelty (1), Bigotry (1), Animal Cruelty (1)
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" Based on true events, 16 year-old Jamie falls in with his mother's new boyfriend and his crowd of self-appointed neighborhood watchmen, a relationship that leads to a spree of torture and murder."


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"John Bunting The 'Snowtown murders' were carried out by John Bunting and his crew between 1992 and 1999. In total 11 people were tortured and killed. The crimes were covered up by Bunting, who forced his victims to leave voicemail messages to relatives telling them that they were going away"


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