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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
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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20 January 2006 (Canada)  »

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Karla  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

In the film, the Toronto Sun is published in broadsheet format. In real life, the Toronto Sun is published in tabloid format. The Toronto Star, its competitor, is a broadsheet. 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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At first, it's hard to understand the furor over this film.
4 April 2007 | by (Raleigh, NC, USA) – See all my reviews

In most respects, this is a very "modest" film, with only some very brief shots of a naked breast and no other frontal nudity. Even the major violence occurs in a Hitchcockian manner...recognized, but off-camera. (There are several scenes in which Karl is struck by Paul, but they are on par with a typical TV western.) The underlying problem is that this film is very true to the facts as they are known about this case. This apparently disturbs a great many people. No effort is made to justify the actions of Karla and Paul, though the majority of the story is told from the self-serving point of view of Karla herself. We are given no insight into what it might have been in their pasts that would lead them to act in this manner and commit such horrible acts. My reaction to this film, being very familiar with the case itself, is not one of revulsion or horror, but one of great sadness. These were some truly sick people. Be sure to view the extras on the DVD, as they help illuminate what actually happened after the trial and reinforce the fact that the courts and jury did not believe Karla for a moment.


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