When 16-year-old Jamie is introduced to a charismatic man, a friendship begins. As the relationship grows so do Jamie’s suspicions, until he finds his world threatened by both his loyalty for, and fear of, his newfound father figure, John Bunting: Australia’s most notorious serial killer.
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One of the most difficult films I've ever watched, not by what they show but what they DON"T show. I like the fact that it's told out of sequence in effect, though it doesn't appear to be at first. The acting is superb all around, really hard to find fault with anyone. This definitely gets under the skin and stays there.
This is the most disturbing movie I have ever seen... It' a brilliant movie based closely on actual events.. A story that needed to be told. The acting, including the many amateurs, is excellent. Did I say this is the most disturbing movie I've ever seen?
A harrowing experience that pummels the audience within an inch of its life, and then resuscitates it for more. Visually gorgeous; the atmosphere is cold, the music pulses like a jackhammer, and the performances are as raw and powerful as I've ever seen. A nearly incomprehensibly powerful look at murder, shame, and role models.
Nihilistic to its vary bone.A haunting and disturbing display of a reality where there is no such thing as humanity.A world where things such as morals,ethics,joy or even something as simple as love are skewed,bastardized or absent altogether.It's so good at what it does that i probably will never watch this film again in my life.
Kurzel's film looks rough at the first sight. But looking closer one can see how carefully structured his shots are, how he arranges interiors or perspectives and how he focuses his actors or defocuses them by showing only parts of their bodies. Using this visual vocabulary to underline the development of the story and the inescapability of the situation shows great craftmanship.
This one goes for the shock and gets it delivered. Everything in Snowtown is disturbing, filthy, decadent, sad. It shows human minds in raw state - nobody is, it's all a bunch of social disrupments. I really like the editing, it keeps the film non-stop with overflowing emotions. Thumbs up!