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Death in Brunswick (1990)

Carl Fitzgerald is down-on-his-luck until he meets Sophie, a beautiful Greek girl. He gets a job as a cook, but accidentally kills a fellow worker. He turns to his unscrupulous best friend for help and they attempt to dispose of the body.

Director:

John Ruane
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Neill ... Carl 'Cookie' Fitzgerald
Zoe Carides Zoe Carides ... Sophie Papafogos
John Clarke ... Dave
Yvonne Lawley Yvonne Lawley ... Mrs. Fitzgerald (Carl's mother)
Nick Lathouris ... Mustafa
Nicholas Papademetriou Nicholas Papademetriou ... Yanni Voulgaris
Boris Brkic ... Laurie
Deborah Kennedy ... June
Doris Younane ... Carmel
Denis Moore Denis Moore ... Catholic Priest
Kris Karahisarlis Kris Karahisarlis ... Aris
Steve Hutchison Steve Hutchison ... Tony
Huriye Balkaya Huriye Balkaya ... Mustafa's Wife
Orhan Akkus Orhan Akkus ... Aslan
Daniel Kadamani Daniel Kadamani ... Cousin Con
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Storyline

Carl Fitzgerald is down-on-his-luck until he meets Sophie, a beautiful Greek girl. He gets a job as a cook, but accidentally kills a fellow worker. He turns to his unscrupulous best friend for help and they attempt to dispose of the body.

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Carl's life is a minefield. Dave's in charge of damage control.

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Debut full length theatrical feature film directed by Australian writer-director John Ruane who had previously though directed a couple of short features such as Feathers (1987) and Queensland (1976). See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Cal goes to church with his mother, in the rite of peace when shaking hand with Mustafa, a boom mic appears at the top left. See more »

Quotes

Dave: Was that you?
Carl 'Cookie' Fitzgerald: No.
Dave: Must've been me. Sorry.
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Connections

Features Howling III (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Danger
Written by Mark Bremner, Tony Bucci, Nick Cetrola, Tony Dilaveris and Colin Roydez
Performed by Vortex
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Australian dark romantic humour
1 August 2009 | by jamie-coltonSee all my reviews

A funny, dark comedy about a life changing episode of a 34 year old single man.

Coming from a posh upbringing but a complete slacker, or so you are lead to believe. The confused man seems to aspire to more and meets a young (19) bar girl at his work where he has just become the struggling head cook.

The clue to the twist is in the title, from being a romantic comedy with lovely little moments that echo your own ways in the early stages of dating. It then spins on it's head as an offbeat thriller, still just as funny though.

The darker side to the film gives it's funniest moments, notably after paralysing his mother, he then controls her wheelchair with a remote control to get about. Also his best friend deserves a mention, great deadpan calmness, especially when burying the body.

Maybe it is a little long for the story at hand but still well worth watching even if romance or thrillers aren't your thing as it has many other layers.


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 1991 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Death in Brunswick See more »

Filming Locations:

22 Nash St, Brunswick See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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