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The Square (2008)

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A man's life begins to unravel when his mistress brings him a bag of cash.

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Nash Edgerton
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Roberts ... Raymond Yale
Claire van der Boom ... Carla Smith
Peter Phelps ... Jake
Bill Hunter ... Gil Hubbard
Kieran Darcy-Smith ... Barney
Stephen Weston Stephen Weston ... Charlie
Lisa Bailey Lisa Bailey ... Wendy
Lucy Bell ... Martha Yale
Anthony Hayes ... Greg 'Smithy' Smith
Damon Herriman ... Eddie
Brendan Donoghue ... Leonard Long
Luke Doolan ... Smithy's Mate
Greg Hatton ... Smithy's Mate
Joel Edgerton ... Billy
Hanna Mangan Lawrence ... Lily (as Hannah Mangan-Lawrence)
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Storyline

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 an 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

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Some things can't be buried. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 July 2008 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

En lieu sûr See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,092, 11 April 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$47,174, 8 November 2013
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Nash Edgerton's first feature film. See more »

Quotes

Gil Hubbard: One man points his dick the wrong direction, and here we are...
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Soundtracks

I'm Going To Have A Merry Christmas
Words & Music by Ernest Franklin
Performed by Tommy Spender
Produced and Recorded by Cornel Wilczek & James Cecil
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A Tribute to Australian Drama
2 August 2008 | by therunner42See all my reviews

This is one of the best films that I have seen in a long time. Joel Edgerton is clearly an amazing talent as he writes and features in this highly unusual version of a somewhat common plot line. The story is full of twists and turns and really keeps you enthralled to the very end. There are high quality Australian actors in this film, who work together to produce some terrific scenes, that are realistic , dramatic and entertaining. The only disappointment was we were one of about five people in the audience. Considering it was a Saturday night and the The Square's first week at the cinemas, I felt very sad for the Edgerton brothers and also worried that if fantastic Aussie films like this one aren't drawing audiences, then what will? Australians need to get behind Australian film, particularly when it is this good.


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