Caleb Landry Jones in Full US Trailer for Justin Kurzel's 'Nitram' Film
"If I could just, change… but I don't know how. Instead I'm stuck here like this." IFC Films has revealed the full official US trailer for the chilling drama Nitram, the latest film from gritty Australian filmmaker Justin Kurzel. This premiered at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival last year, where Caleb Landry Jones won the Best Actor award at the end of the festival. It focuses on a young man named Nitram, and the occurrences leading up to the 1996 Port Arthur mass shooting on Tasmania (the worst in Australia) in their attempt to understand why and how the atrocity occurred. The title is a reference to the name of the actual person, as it's about him and the last few months before the tragedy. Caleb Landry Jones stars as Nitram, and the fantastic cast includes Essie Davis, Anthony LaPaglia, Judy Davis, and Sean Keenan. As disturbing and unsettling as it is to watch this, I really think there is something valuable in the story it's trying to tell.
Here's the official US trailer (+ poster) for Justin Kurzel's Nitram, direct from IFC's YouTube:
Nitram (Caleb Landry-Jones) still lives with his mother (Judy Davis) and father (Anthony LaPaglia) in suburban Australia in the Mid 1990s. He lives a life of isolation and frustration at never being able to fit in. That is until he unexpectedly finds a close friend in a reclusive heiress, Helen (Essie Davis). However, when that friendship meets its tragic end, and Nitram's loneliness and anger grow, he begins a slow descent into a nightmare that culminates in the most nihilistic and heinous of acts. Nitram is directed by acclaimed Australian filmmaker Justin Kurzel, director of the films The Snowtown Murders, Macbeth, Assassin's Creed, and True History of the Kelly Gang previously. The screenplay is written by Shaun Grant. Produced by Nick Batzias, Shaun Grant, Justin Kurzel, and Virginia Whitwell. This initially premiered at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival last year playing in the Main Competition. It also played at the Melbourne Film Festival. IFC Films will debut Nitram in select US theaters + on AMC+ / VOD starting March 30th, 2022.