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Karla (2006)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  20 January 2006 (Canada)
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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 (as Carole Ita White)
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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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20 January 2006 (Canada)  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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In March 2005, Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty called for a boycott of the movie. "I certainly will not be viewing that movie, and my advice and encouragement to Ontarians is that they would do the same," he said. "It's an unfortunate development for people to choose to capitalize on a terrible and horrific tragedy." See more »

Goofs

When the police and ambulances start to arrive at Karla's house after the drugging and raping of Tammy Homolka there's a quick glimpse of the speed limit sign which is measured in mph. In Canada the speed is measured in kmh not mph. See more »

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[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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Intelligent and intriguing
1 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Laura Prepon is amazing in this film. I can't believe she hasn't won more awards for it. Karla Homolka is one of the most enigmatic human beings ever to live, and she captures the enigma but somehow gives a kind of internal logic to it. At each step of the way we (the audience) can feel the world the way she saw it at that moment, and even though you don't agree with her choice -- you understand it. And so you see how she went form being "normal" at 18 to a full accomplice of Paul in his rapes and murders.

If you are a follower of True Crime films this is "must" viewing. For anyone else who can hold on for a dark journey, I also recommend it. You will find yourself caught up in the story and thinking about it long after you finish watching it.


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