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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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Tanya Lemelle ...
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Tony Shawkat ...
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Tina McCarthy (as Kristen Swieconek)
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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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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, 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 »

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In the movie, the New York-Ontario border is in the woods. In real life, the New York-Ontario border is made up of the Niagara River, the St. Lawrence River, and Lake Ontario. The New York-Quebec border is in the woods. 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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Karla
4 February 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

How many times have you watched a crime film that has a ludicrous plot, or one that is too outrageous to entertain? "Karla" is one such film, but shockingly it is a true story. If you haven't heard of her, Karla Homolka is Canada's most hated woman, and with good reason, for what kind of woman marries a serial rapist, knowingly, after having facilitated his drug-assisted rape of her own sister, who dies as a result? But it gets worse, after that, Homolka helped Bernardo continue his reign of depravity.

As its title suggests, this film is related from her viewpoint, so sees her minimising her role as far as possible, something she could not extend to Tammy's death because of the video evidence. The names of the other two murder victims have been changed, and obviously due to the usual constraints, a lot has been omitted, but this is a brave film.

While it is true that the psychopathic Bernardo beat her severely, only a total douchebag would attempt to portray Homolka as a victim. That or the Attorney General of Ontario, but nuff said. "Karla" was released shortly after she was, the latter being an act that disgusted the Canadian public. The content of this film may disgust you, but don't blame the cast or the people behind it, they have done their craft proud.


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