After committing a shocking crime, Gary Cradle secretly decides to change his life and become a good person. However deciding is one thing, changing a life is another.

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A Song Of Good is the story of 28 year old Gary Cradle's struggle to redeem himself after committing a horrific crime. During a desperate burglary to get money for a hit of methamphetamine, Gary is confronted by a middle-aged woman, cornered and scared he overpowers the woman and rapes her. Horrified by this senseless assault, he flees to his home, where he still lives with his recently retired father Ron. After locking himself away in his bedroom, the next morning Gary has a epiphany. He decides he is going to turn his life around and do good in the world. Apart from a drug and alcohol problem, Gary has low self esteem and a unhealthy understanding of the world shaped by his tyrannical father and a rampant and corrupting consumer culture. His struggle to go clean, get a job, stay away from his peer group and help his father and sister won't be easy. Especially while the woman he raped, lives just a few doors down the street. Deciding to change a life is one thing, changing it is ... Written by Headstrong

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16 April 2008 | by (Nederlands) – See all my reviews

I like Gregory Kings Films. I saw his first feature film (Christmas) a while ago, and because of that made sure i saw his new one at Rotterdam.

Both films are about the seedier "real' side of life. The banal underbelly.

New Zealand looks like an interesting place - this film is as far away from the Lord Of The Rings stuff as you could imagine.

It's a very gritty movie, and seeing that poster image brings it all back.

Very haunting.

I won't forget it in a hurry.


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