Watch: Official US Trailer for Aussie Drama 'The Snowtown Murders'
"Have you ever shot a gun before?" IFC Films has debuted the official US trailer via Apple for what they're calling The Snowtown Murders, initially just Snowtown, the dark, extraordinary Australian crime film about the actual Snowtown murders of 1999. The film is very similar to Animal Kingdom in tone and in how it explores the seedy underworld of Australia, focusing on one young kid (played by Lucas Pittaway) caught up in a spiral, in very realistic, dark, disturbing ways. But that is also exactly why it's so incredible to watch. I saw this in Cannes last year (review) and thought it was "disturbing, unnerving" but good. Enjoy!
Watch the official US trailer for Justin Kurzel's The Snowtown Murders, in HD via Apple:
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Based on true events from 1999, 16 year-old Jamie falls in with his mother's new boyfriend and his crowd of self-appointed neighborhood watchmen, a relationship that soon leads to a spree of torture and murder.
The Snowtown Murders, originally titled just Snowtown, is directed by Australian filmmaker Justin Kurzel, making his feature debut but he's part of Blue Tongue Films, the makers of Animal Kingdom as well. The screenplay was written by Aussie newcomer Shaun Grant, based on a story by Grant and Kurzel, also from various books about the real Snowtown Murders. This premiered at festivals last year, and is being released by IFC Midnight in limited theaters starting on March 2nd this winter. For more, visit the official website.