Watch: Official US Trailer for Aussie Drama 'The Snowtown Murders'

February 14, 2012
Source: Apple

The Snowtown Murders Trailer

"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:

You can also download The Snowtown Murders official trailer in High Definition from Apple

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.

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BellyBeakShows on Feb 14, 2012


It's meant to quite an amazing film, what's more crazy is it actually happened. Australia in many ways is broken.

Crapola on Feb 14, 2012


haha, what? hyperbole much?

overwatch on Feb 14, 2012


I know I talk hyperbollocks, but don't use fancy langwidj to make funs of me. On my last trip to Melbourne, I saw how cabbaged Oz was firsthand.

Crapola on Feb 15, 2012


So that whole "Worlds most livable city" title that Melbourne has going for it isnt so? The thing that makes Snowtown so unique is that you feel empathy towards the killers, but not because you share a laugh with them. Kurzel provides this sense of familiarity that is scary and raw, meaning you relate to the characters flaws in particular ways. Perhaps the movie is so good that it convinced you one of the worlds most sovereign nations is full of bogans?

Edward Drake on Feb 15, 2012


Maybe I just hung out with the wrong sorts.

Crapola on Feb 15, 2012


Im in! this looks intense

Zade on Feb 14, 2012


 I didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would.It's definately twisted but the way it is told I don't think will appeal to an international audience who know nothing of the 'bodies in barrells' case.

Carl Manson on Feb 14, 2012


I didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would. It's definately twisted but the way it is told I don't think will appeal to an international audience who know nothing of the 'bodies in barrells' case. 

Carl on Feb 14, 2012


I'm really sick and tired of this shallow depth of field photography for every shot and the double bleach bypass colour grading they apply to every australian film these days. They just look like TAC ads to be honest. *TAC ads are Australia's answer to the "don't drink and drive" campaigns 

BellyBeakShows on Feb 14, 2012


why would i wanna see a trailer for a film i've seen ages ago. as for the film itself, it's watchable, but not really memorable. 3/5

Snowybomb on Feb 15, 2012


I didn't even finish the movie. It was boring and trying too hard to be shocking, but ended up feeling just pretentious. At least for the first half I watched, I can't say how the rest of the film is..

Davide Coppola on Feb 15, 2012


i enjoyed "animal kingdom" and this looks very good too - i'm in for sure!

beevis on Feb 15, 2012


Animal Kingdom was way overrated and so is this movie..Red Hill was better than both IMO...

jah p on Feb 15, 2012


Samson & Delilah is the best Australian movie I've seen in the past few years, but Animal Kingdom was great as well. This looks good, too.

Leeloo Dallas Multipass on Feb 16, 2012


The thing about this is it's real - every bit of it happened, and the film concentrates on only (I think) 4 of the murders.  It doesn't set out to be horror film, but it is horrific, and it shows what can happen if we close our eyes to disadvantage.

Sandra K on Feb 17, 2012

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