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Snowtown (The Snowtown Murders)

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Starring (View all)
Lucas Pittaway Lucas Pittaway
Jamie Vlassakis
Bob Adriaens Bob Adriaens
Gavin
Louise Harris Louise Harris
Elizabeth Harvey
Brendan Rock Brendan Rock
Marcus


Written by
Justin Kurzel Justin Kurzel
(story)


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Disturbing and nihilistic tour de force

10 years 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: Drama (6), Serial Killer (6), Thriller (5), Crime (5), Australian (4), 2011 (3), 2010s (3), Homophobia (3), True Crime (3), Australia (3), Murder (3), Violence (3), Based On A True Story (2), Family (2), Rape (1), Cruelty (1), Bigotry (1), Dysfunctional Family (1)
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" Date: 4/15/2022 Viewed: Amazon Prime First Viewing Note: For the past several years, I've been curious to see this film after hearing good things about it. Because I didn't grow up in Australia, I'm unfamiliar with the Snowtown murders (also known as the Bodies in Barrels murders). I didn't even know about this tragic event until the film was released over a decade ago. I will judge the film on its own, as I do with most films of which I have no prior knowledge. I'm glad I finally got aroun"


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