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(2008)

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  • Lovers Ray and Carla plan to burn down her house at Christmas, to run off with her husband's drug money. Ray has a side scheme going too, taking kickbacks on the love hotel project whose construction he's managing. The suburban Aussie marrieds live across a river from each other, the much older, domesticated Ray in a upper middle-class neighborhood, Carla on the wrong side of the water. The cheaters will lure their families to the same Christmas picnic celebration, to provide alibis while still being able to sneak off and chat about the arson. Carla's tow-truck owner hubby, Smithy, is a fearsome tough to cross, so will the philanderers' holiday gifts come through, or explode in their lying faces?

    - Written by David Stevens
  • With the intention to walk out on his wife and run away with his lover Carla, Ray Yale, a supervising engineer at Haven Cove's new resort, cuts a deal under the table with a construction worker hoping to collect enough money to start a new life. However, when one day Carla unexpectedly sees her husband Smithy stashing away a bag full of money, she will grab the opportunity and with the reluctant help of Ray, together they will devise a plan to burn down her house and take the money. Eventually, from that point on, a downward spiral will begin despite the cheating couple's attempt to build up an alibi at the local Christmas candlelight celebration, because unbeknownst to them, things are bound to go from bad to worse. Inevitably, the Police will begin questioning and tension will build up, but when Ray starts receiving blackmail notes, a serious question will need to be answered: who else might have known about it?

    - Written by Nick Riganas
  • A man's life begins to unravel when his mistress brings him a bag of cash.

    - Written by Anonymous

Synopsis

Escaping the monotony of a loveless marriage, Raymond Yale becomes entangled in an affair with the beautiful and troubled Carla...

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