Justin Kurzel’s acclaimed Australian thriller Snowtown is released in cinemas TODAY, and to mark the release, we’ve been sent a brand new clip called ‘Tape’. Also We have a video interview with the director Justin Kurzel and Luke Pittaway who plays Jamie the young 16 year old boy who is crying out for a father figure and befriends who he sees as that figurehead John Bunting (Daniel Henshall) as history tells, ends up been Australia’s most notorious serial killer.
If you enjoyed Animal Kingdom your going to enjoy this chilling disturbing but fantastic film and my recommendation for best film to see this week and stay away from the dreadful Twilight Saga malarky.
Witness the shocking true story that shook Australia. Sixteen-year-old Jamie longs for an escape from the violence and hopelessness that surrounds him in Adelaide’s disenfranchised northern suburbs, and his salvation arrives in the form of John, a charismatic man who unexpectedly comes to his aid. Like a son mimicking his father, Jamie soon begins to take on some of John’s traits and beliefs as he spends more and more time with him and his select group of friends.The protection and guidance that John presents to Jamie is initially welcomed however as events occur around him, including the disappearance of several people, Jamie begins to harbour deep suspicions about John and his motivations.When the truth is finally revealed to Jamie his hopes of happiness are threatened by both his loyalty for, and fear of, his father-figure John Bunting, Australia’s most notorious serial killer.An intense, highly acclaimed thriller, Snowtown marks the arrival of a major new filmmaking talent.