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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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Taglines:

A Secret Affair. A Ruthless Betrayal. A Brutal Revenge. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

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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

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Nash Edgerton's first feature film. See more »

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Gil Hubbard: One man points his dick the wrong direction, and here we are...
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Silent Night
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A Shaggy Dog and More!
5 June 2010 | by cheryllynecox-1See all my reviews

With cheap Christmas stuff coiled around most of it's Aussie edges, "The Square" was suspenseful and fun to watch. The stupidity of the main characters, like most film noir, set-up a nasty sequence of events that become complicated by twisted motives and coincidental plot developments. Our main character, Ray Yale, is as pathetic as his mistress, Carla Smith, is desperate, and we know that they're both going to suffer some heavy consequences for their selfishness. Still, we hardly imagine that so much is going to go so brilliantly wrong.

The director, Nash Edgerton, must have enjoyed playing with all the production values of "The Square" as much as his brother, Joel, enjoyed writing the story upon which the screenplay evolved. I mean, really, can anyone think of a better name for a contemporary interpreter of the genre than a chap named Nash Edgerton? Not only did we get the usual dark images and sweaty brows, but Edgerton was also able to provide a shaggy dog and a baby, too! "The Square" is a film that should entertain most people who enjoy the film noir genre.


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