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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Waitress (as Carole Ita White)
Fiona Manners ...
Rape Victim 1
Detective Kirby
Detective Morgan
Tammy Homolka
Detective Porter
Tanya Lemelle ...
Rape Victim 2
Tony Shawkat ...
Border Guard 1
Tina McCarthy (as Kristen Swieconek)
Cole James ...
Tina's Friend


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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


Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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)  »

Also Known As:

Karla  »

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Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


In March 2005, a lawyer representing the families of the two dead Ontario schoolgirls demanded an advance screening of the film to determine whether he would try to block its release. In October 2005, he decided, along with the schoolgirls' families, not to fight the release. See more »


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 »


[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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User Reviews

Karla not a victim...,Narcissistic personality
17 July 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Disorder is accurately diagnosed by her psychiatrist,well-portrayed by veteran actor Patrick Bauchau.

Laura Prepon is believable and cold as Karla Homolka, who was jailed for killing her sister and conspiring with sexual sadist and psychopath Paul Bernardo. He is odiously portrayed by Misha Collins.

The story itself is horrific,and I believe the writer accurately portrayed Karla as borderline psychotic,yet she has a surface normalcy to society,much the same as Ted Bundy and other psychopaths. She is not a sympathetic character, and Prepon delivers a believable performance.

Overall an interesting study,Misha Collins as Bernard is particularly devoid of conscience and detestable,and it would be impossible to explain why any woman would stay with him for love, unless she was indeed psychotic.

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