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Karla (2006)

R | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 2006 (France)
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Based on real events, Paul Bernardo and his wife, Karla Homolka, kidnap, sexually abuse, and murder three young girls.


Joel Bender


Michael D. Sellers, Manette Rosen (as Manette Beth Rosen) | 1 more credit »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Laura Prepon ... Karla / wife
Misha Collins ... Paul / husband
Patrick Bauchau ... Dr. Arnold
Emilie Jacobs ... Peggy / Karla's friend
Alex Boyd ... Nick / Paul's friend
Carole White ... Waitress (as Carole Ita White)
Fiona Manners Fiona Manners ... Rape Victim 1
Shawn Hoffman ... Detective Kirby
Adam Lieberman ... Detective Morgan
Cherilyn Hayres ... Tammy Homolka
William Duffy ... Detective Porter
Tanya Lemelle Tanya Lemelle ... Rape Victim 2
Tony Shawkat Tony Shawkat ... Border Guard 1
Kristen Honey ... Tina McCarthy (as Kristen Swieconek)
Cole James Cole James ... Tina's Friend


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Evil has a beautiful face. See more »


Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brutal psychotic violence including murder, rape and spousal abuse, disturbing sexual content and strong language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


Except for Tammy Homolka, the names of the victims were changed because of their ages. The circumstances of their deaths remain the same. See more »


The film is set in the late 1980s and early 1990s, yet Paul's recording room includes a poster from Incubus' 1999 album "Make Yourself". See more »


[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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Alternate Versions

In some versions, during the epilogue right before the end credits, there's an extra intertitle that reads, "Her IQ has been measured at about 132, signifying very superior intelligence". See more »


References Criminal Law (1988) See more »

User Reviews

Respect the families.
25 March 2008 | by brittly7See all my reviews

I heard about this movie when it first came out, and decided that I would never pay money to see it, because no one should profit from what these monsters did to those girls. I was born in raised in the "sleepy" town where these girls were brutally murdered, and played literately steps away form the house they lived in... It's unsettling to hear people praising this movie. These things never should have happened, and they should never have been published for people to watch as entertainment. My heart is with the families of Leslie Mahaffy, Kristen French and Tammy Homolka. Karla should never have gotten to experience the warmth of her child's embrace, the families of the girls she helped murder will never have the same pleasure again.

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Release Date:

2006 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »


Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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