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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.

Director:

Nash Edgerton
2 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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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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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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Australian noir
8 October 2011 | by lastliberal-853-253708See all my reviews

One should always be aware of the Law of Unintended Consequences when they set out to commit a crime. You may have to live with more than you bargained for.

Lovers of Double Indemnity will find the story familiar. Raymond (David Roberts) and his lover Carla (Claire van der Boom) plan to steal money and leave their partners. Things, of course, do not go smoothly.

There are twists and turns aplenty in the noir film, and it keeps you wondering who is going to come up with the next one.

Roberts was excellent and the film was extremely well done.

One hopes Joel Edgerton writes more like this.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 July 2008 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,092, 11 April 2010

Gross USA:

$406,116

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$728,903
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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