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Based on real events, Paul Bernardo and his wife, Karla Homolka, kidnap, sexually abuse, and murder three young girls.

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Peggy
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Waitress
Fiona Manners ...
Rape Victim 1
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Detective Kirby
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Detective Morgan
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Tammy Homolka
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Detective Porter
Tanya Lemelle ...
Rape Victim 2
Tony Shawkat ...
Border Guard 1
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Tina McCarthy (as Kristen Swieconek)
Cole James ...
Tina's Friend
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Storyline

True story about a woman who falls in love with a violent rapist and murderer. Karla Homolka marries Paul Bernardo despite already having aided him in the rape and murder of her younger sister. Through their marriage he brags to her about other rapes he commits and involves Karla herself in the sexual assault and murder of two other female victims. Told from Karla's point of view. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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A controversial journey into one woman's heart of darkness. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for brutal psychotic violence including murder, rape and spousal abuse, disturbing sexual content and strong language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 January 2006 (Canada)  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Toronto filmmaker Peter R. Simpson initially bought the rights to Invisible Darkness, one of two books written about the Bernardo/Homolka case, by Canadian writer Stephen Williams, in 1994. He abandoned the project due to public outcry. See more »

Goofs

The telephone number on the taxi that drops off the Bernardos after their honeymoon has a 613 area code. At the time, the area code for St. Catharines/Niagara was 905; 613 is the area code for Ottawa and Eastern Ontario. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dr. Arnold: Dear Karla, this is to inform you that after serving 8 years of your 12 year term, you're now eligible for parole. In connection with this eligibility, you are to be transferred to this facility for extended evaluation. After the end of which, it will be my responsibility to recommend for or against parole.
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References Criminal Law (1988) See more »

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Deeply disturbing and a must see.
4 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Anyone interested in true crime, drama, the story of Paul and Karla or just getting the heck scared out of you, should check this movie out. Though the media frenzy the case ensued in Canada wasn't the same in the States, the story of this couple is just like the taglines say, deeply disturbing. My wife and I saw this movie and I was as freaked out as she was. We talked about it for days, and she still checks the locks on the doors at night. This is a great movie, and I think the director did a fantastic job interpreting this story. I would call it entertaining and informative. Laura and Misha should be applauded for there courage in taking on the roles of these truly sick people.


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