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Death in Brunswick (1990)

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

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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25 April 1991 (Australia)  »

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Nothing to Lose  »

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Star Sam Neill in this film has been considered to being cast and playing against type. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Sophie Papafogos: Dad thinks I'm a slut.
Carl 'Cookie' Fitzgerald: Christ's sake. This is Australia!
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Featured in 40,000 Years of Dreaming (1997) See more »

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Requiem: Kyrie
Written by Tomás Luis de Victoria (as Victoria)
Performed by The Tallis Scholars
Directed by Peter Phillips
Published by Mapa Mundi Music
Courtesy of Gimell Records
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Sam Neill plays against type and gives us an anti-hero to die for
2 August 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Death in Brunswick is a smashing wee film. It comes from that venerable antipodean tradition of the "cooky" movie - see: almost anything by Baz Luhrmann or films like The Team, Goodbye Pork Pie, Don's Party, Cars that ate Paris etc etc. Off beat doesn't describe this kind of film - so talk about refreshing. Just when you think the narrative is heading along in a "I-sort-of-get-this" direction - some new character or plot device comes up and wryly calls you over and says: nah that would be too boring.

Fear not though this isn't laboured zaniness or posturing surreality - this is clever, clever, clever stuff - character driven, funny as...and basically something to get you thinking. And get this: someone actually sat in a room somewhere and thought: "Right we'll get that handsome Sam Neill guy and make him a play a weedy loser who lives with his mum." ???Only in Oz. No wonder the man himself ranks this gem among his favourite movies.


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