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Death in Brunswick (1990)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Thriller  |  25 April 1991 (Australia)
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Carl Fitzgerald is down-on-his-luck until he meets Sophie, a beautiful Greek girl. He gets a job as a cook, but accidentally kills fellow worker Mustafa. He turns to his unscrupulous best ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Carl 'Cookie' Fitzgerald
Zoe Carides ...
Sophie Papafogos
John Clarke ...
Dave
Yvonne Lawley ...
Mrs. Fitzgerald (Carl's mother)
Nick Lathouris ...
Mustafa
Nicholas Papademetriou ...
Yanni Voulgaris
Boris Brkic ...
Laurie
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June
Doris Younane ...
Carmel
Denis Moore ...
Catholic Priest
Kris Karahisarlis ...
Aris
Steve Hutchison ...
Tony
Huriye Balkaya ...
Mustafa's Wife
Orhan Akkus ...
Aslan
Daniel Kadamani ...
Cousin Con
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Carl Fitzgerald is down-on-his-luck until he meets Sophie, a beautiful Greek girl. He gets a job as a cook, but accidentally kills fellow worker Mustafa. He turns to his unscrupulous best friend for help and together they attempt to dispose of the body. Written by Alexander Lum <aj_lum@postoffice.utas.edu.au>

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Carl's life is a minefield. Dave's in charge of damage control.

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"The script was rejected by all the major distributors, but backed by Film Victoria and the Australian Film Finance Corporation, and the Overseas Film Group in Los Angeles" according to film critic and film historian Paul Byrnes at the website 'Australian Screen'. See more »

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In the scene where Cal goes to church with his mother, in the rite of peace when shaking hand with Mustafa, a boom mic appears at the top left. See more »

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A diamond in the rough
23 June 2008 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

In Death in Brunswick Sam Neill plays a cook who's having a particularly bad week - his mother's moved in for a visit, he's got on the wrong side of his new boss's psychotic minder and he accidentally kills his kitchen helper. What may look on the surface to be another disposing of the body comedy (just what the world needs) in fact goes off in various weird and sometimes wonderful directions, constantly catching you off guard. Certainly tasteless (the cockroach anchovies on a pizza are one of the minor outrages) but never disgusting, although it's not laugh-a-minute it is very funny in its details and it works because the characters are there. With Neil and John Clarke's long-suffering best friend a great double-act, it's definitely a diamond in the rough.


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