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The Square (2008)

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David Roberts David Roberts
Raymond Yale
Claire van der Boom Claire van der Boom
Carla Smith
Bill Hunter Bill Hunter
Gil Hubbard
Lisa Bailey Lisa Bailey
Lucy Bell Lucy Bell
Martha Yale
Anthony Hayes Anthony Hayes
Greg 'Smithy' Smith

Written by
Joel Edgerton Joel Edgerton
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A crackerjack noir thriller

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"We can take the money. I know someone who can help us."

Over recent years, the film noir genre has largely served as a reference point for filmmakers, who dress up their movies with snappy dialogue and/or complex, violent stories but neglect the genre's bleakness. In this modern era, the Coen Brothers are often credited as the life support system for classic noir, but the Coens app... read more
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Description: A stylish, twist-filled film noir, The Square centers on an adulterous couple whose scheming leads to arson, blackmail and murder. The Square is the first feature from Australian stuntman-turned-director Nash Edgerton and his brother Joel who co-wrote and stars in the film. Escaping the monotony of a loveless marriage, Raymond (David Roberts) becomes entangled in an affair with the beautiful and troubled Carla (Claire van der Boom). Ray’s moral limits are tested when Carla presents him with the proceeds of her controlling husband’s latest crime. This is their chance: Take the money and run... If only it were that simple. The ... (more)
Release date: 31 July 2008
Tags: Thriller (3), Drama (2), 2000s (2), 2008 (2), Australian (1), Neo Noir (1)
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"Raymond and Carla are secret lovers. Secret in that they both are committed to others by marriage. Raymond's has run out of "fuel" and Carla's is ging nowhere as her "better half" is a small time criminal with no aspirations for a normal life. So the star-crossed lovers hatch a plan to steal the stolen earnings of Carla's hubby's stash of stolen cash and runaway together into the sunset. But when a lapse in communication causes the plan to go awry, the chain reaction it causes disrupts not just"

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