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A young couple buy a house but their neighbor is a drug dealer who originates many troubles so they create a plan to move him out.


Rolf de Heer


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Roman Vaculik Roman Vaculik ... Otto
Michaela Cantwell Michaela Cantwell ... Maria
Lily Adey Lily Adey ... Mirabelle
Nathan Hoare Nathan Hoare ... Baby Rupert
Kerry Ann Reid ... Real Estate Agent (as Kerry Reid)
Gary Waddell Gary Waddell ... King
David Mealor David Mealor ... Open Inspection Man
Eliza Lovell Eliza Lovell ... Open Inspection Woman
Ruby Walker Ruby Walker ... Child
Jemima Walker Jemima Walker ... Child
Bojana Novakovic ... Therese
Dan Wyllie ... Max
Luke Ford ... Shrek
Anthony Hayes ... Escobar
Adam Page Adam Page ... Drug Customer


A young couple buy a house but their neighbor is a drug dealer who originates many troubles so they create a plan to move him out.

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Comedy | Drama | Thriller


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Release Date:

12 July 2012 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

The King See more »

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The film was nominated for 1 AACTA (Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts) award (formerly the AFI (Australian Film Institute) awards) in 2013 for Best Supporting Actor for actor Gary Waddell, who played King, but lost out to Antony Starr for 'Wish You Were Here' (2012). See more »

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"Interesting" but lacking in some ways.
28 July 2014 | by jeffmay-376-922791See all my reviews

Often on the lookout for a good Aussie movie I couldn't pass by the opportunity to view this film having noticed it during the previews a couple of weeks ago. To most who have viewed it the 5.5 rating is quite understandable, it certainly isn't to all tastes. The language at times coming from the Bogan neighbours does tend to be a bit much after 90 minutes.If hearing the c--- word over and over bothers you then this may not be to your taste. If you grew up in Western Sydney you'll realise that this is way most of them talk. The 3 main Bogan characters are designed to be obnoxious and pull it off quite convincingly. However no self-respecting Bogan would reach adulthood without being covered in tattoos, otherwise quite realistic and with a combined IQ of about 40 to match! The yuppy couple, Max and Therese are also quite interesting though not as bright as you would think their professions warrant. Max is clearly someone who'll go to any lengths necessary to avoid conflict with anyone which puts him in quite a quandary what with his wife pushing him to confront their trashy neighbours. Like a lot of guys he's a big wuss at heart. So begins a series of badly thought out plots which never meet their objective i.e to get rid of the neighbours from hell. The plot is full of holes and stupidity reigns. Sometimes you wish you could knock Max and Theresa's heads together. Why didn't they at least have more than a cursory glance of what the house next door looked like before choosing to buy the place? I guess people have made the same mistake before but you can't help but think this couple bring most of their problems on themselves because of their stupidity. As for the couple on the other side, their roles were pointless, their characters superficial and as such somewhat peripheral overall(I still don't understand the garlic bit - was he trying to stop vampires moving in?). All up I found it was a movie I could sit through and even be entertained mainly by the interesting characters so long as I didn't sit there analysing it constantly. I'd say it's more a 6.1 than a 5.5 which I know is a bit generous but I do believing in encouraging the Austalian film industry which though they have produced some crap over the years, have on occasion come up with the odd gem. Sadly this is no gem.

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