5.1/10
64
2 user 8 critic

10Terrorists (2012)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 29 March 2012 (Australia)
Trailer
1:20 | Trailer
Questioning the world we live in. An outrageous Los Angeles producer sets out to make the most extreme and controversial Reality Television show ever, but gets more than he bargained for.

Director:

Dee McLachlan

Writers:

Dee McLachlan (story), Osamah Sami (contributing writer) | 2 more credits »
Reviews

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Journey (TV Movie 2016)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

'Journey' follows the story of a disparate group of people fleeing their homelands in search of a better life. Drawn from Iraq, Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan, they travel overland, by air and by sea with the dream of reaching Australia.

Director: Mohammad Ghorbankarimi
Stars: Mahsa Ghorbankarimi, Osamah Sami, Sayed Barkat Hussainizada
Saved (TV Movie 2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

The advocate for a young Iranian refugee held in detention. Amir Ali claims to be an Iranian student persecuted by the government but the Department of Immigration dispute his identity. ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Ayres
Stars: Claudia Karvan, Andy Rodoreda, Osamah Sami
Ali's Wedding (2017)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

After a "white lie" which spirals out of control, a neurotic, naive and musically gifted Muslim cleric's eldest son must follow through with an arranged marriage, except he is madly in love with an Australian born-Lebanese girl.

Director: Jeffrey Walker
Stars: Osamah Sami, Don Hany, Helana Sawires
The Jammed (2007)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A thriller about trafficking, governmental deportation and the sex slave trade in Melbourne.

Director: Dee McLachlan
Stars: Emma Lung, Veronica Sywak, Saskia Burmeister
Banana Boy (2016)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.5/10 X  

Driven by the devastation of Cyclone Larry on Australia's banana supply, Omid, a young refugee, sets out alone and on foot, headed for the promise of a banana utopia, the Big Banana.

Director: Steven Woodburn
Stars: William Oakley, Steve Le Marquand, Eddie Baroo
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kendal Rae ... Simone Price - Host
Jasper Bagg ... Max Brunette
Aljin Abella ... Phoenix Mitnik
Richard Cawthorne Richard Cawthorne ... MI6 Judge
Sachin Joab ... Judge Miki Miraj
Jackie Diamond ... Rosalinda Olivera Sanchez
Osamah Sami ... Azim
Matt Hetherington ... Sam Brown
Veronica Sywak Veronica Sywak ... Terra
Ratidzo Mambo ... Cleopatra
Adam Pierzchalski Adam Pierzchalski ... Kret
Terry Yeboah Terry Yeboah ... Africa
Frieda McKenna Frieda McKenna ... Ying
Masa Yamaguchi ... Japan
Samir Malik Samir Malik ... Yah Yah
Edit

Storyline

While governments and corporations pillage the populace and profit from war and terror, the masses are fed with an onslaught of reality television that is dumbing down, and numbing us to the truth around us. This movie is about these two concepts colliding in a film that speaks directly into our media-saturated 21st century world. Parodying popular reality TV formats, it questions the world we live in. Written by The Picture Tank

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

f rated | explosive | fame | greed | pirate | See All (14) »

Taglines:

Money Madness & Mayhem

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official site | See more »

Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 March 2012 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

That Crazy Reality Show See more »

Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Company Credits

Production Co:

The Picture Tank See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Fashion Guru - Fritz Niedsone: I am a weapon of mass seduction.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Innovative Australian Indie comedy
8 September 2012 | by bernard-175See all my reviews

10 Terrorists is a comedy, not about terrorism but about reality television. In its broadest sense it is a reductio ad absurdum of capitalism's insatiable need to exploit. In this case, it is the very last unappropriated territory left to it - its own demise. In other words it's a Dr Strangelove for our economically rationalist, media-saturated, 21st century world. And like Kubrick's film, it's damn funny. If irony is your style of humour, that is. Irony is not something which Australian film is noted for nor is something that fills the multiplexes but 10 Terrorists is a small gem - knowingly irreverent, and energetically inventive, it is a real kick in the pants to the tiredness which has overtaken our comedies in recent years.

Although this is only her second film in Australia, Ms McLachlan had a substantial career as a documentary and feature film-maker in both South Africa and the US before coming here. That the film was shot with only eight days of principal photography is a testament to her well-honed skills. Another of the keys to the film's success is the collaboration that has gone into it. This was not just something that went on behind the camera with many of the creatives, including cinematographer Peter Falk amongst others, reuniting from The Jammed. Although based on a story developed by McLachlan with co-producer Lenny de Vries, the script involves considerable input from the cast themselves, all of whom do a first class job. "Political" films can easily founder in preaching polemics but the improvised nature of the in-character dialogue keeps us in the :reality" of what we are witnessing.

If Ms McLachlan deserves credit for her directorial skills she has also functioned as editor and if anything, her contribution here is even more telling. There is no irony without wit and wit does not solicit the guffaw. What makes 10 Terrorists such a comedic delight is that it plays with, rather than brays at, its audience. Whilst the core concept endows proceedings with a continuously underlying absurdity, the explicit jokes are always obliquely made, more quirks in the corner of the screen than front and centre "ha-ha's" . And they are dotted throughout the film frequently enough to keep one wryly smiling throughout. And if the shaping of the raw material is felicitous, the post-production enhancements through the use of graphics and interpellated footage are impressive. The realization that 10 Terrorists was made for $300,000 is quite staggering when one sees the result on screen. Let's hope that more than a handful of people get to have that experience as a result of a canny distributor getting behind this richly-rewarding film.


4 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Comedy Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular comedy titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed