The Snowtown Murders (2010)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Drama, True Crime  |   Release Date - Mar 2, 2012 (USA - Limited), Mar 2, 2012 (USA)  |   Run Time - 120 min.  |   Countries - Australia   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Jason Buchanan

A harrowing account of the true crime story that shocked Australia, Justin Kurzel's Snowtown follows an impressionable teenager as he falls under the spell of a charismatic serial killer and gets hopelessly drawn into a vicious cycle of violence and murder. Single mother Elizabeth Harvey (Louise Harris) lives in a cramped house in the northern suburbs of Adelaide with her four young sons. When Elizabeth's current boyfriend reveals himself to be a pedophile, charismatic newcomer John Bunting (Daniel Henshall) drives him out of the neighborhood while laying on the charm, and in the process he captures the attention of her teenage son Jamie (Lucas Pittaway). But as Jamie gets closer to John, he learns that the amiable stranger's quick smile masks a dark secret.

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accomplice [criminal], Australia, boyfriend, killer, killing, murder, pedophilia, suburbs, torture

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High Artistic Quality