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Death in Brunswick (1990)

Carl Fitzgerald is down-on-his-luck until he meets Sophie, a beautiful Greek girl. He gets a job as a cook, but accidentally kills fellow worker Mustafa. He turns to his unscrupulous best ... See full summary »

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Carmel
Denis Moore ...
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Tony
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Mustafa's Wife
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Aslan
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Carl Fitzgerald is down-on-his-luck until he meets Sophie, a beautiful Greek girl. He gets a job as a cook, but accidentally kills fellow worker Mustafa. He turns to his unscrupulous best friend for help and together they attempt to dispose of the body. Written by Alexander Lum <aj_lum@postoffice.utas.edu.au>

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Carl's life is a minefield. Dave's in charge of damage control.

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25 April 1991 (Australia)  »

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Nothing to Lose  »

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This motion picture is considered to be a "black comedy". See more »

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In the scene where Cal goes to church with his mother, in the rite of peace when shaking hand with Mustafa, a boom mic appears at the top left. See more »

Quotes

Carl 'Cookie' Fitzgerald: Well, Mustafa. How about cleaning up the benches, please?
Mustafa: They're pigs! Let them eat like pigs.
Carl 'Cookie' Fitzgerald: Yeah, I know, but... it's my kitchen.
Mustafa: Your kitchen, you clean it.
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Referenced in Home and Away: Episode #1.1598 (1994) See more »

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Sophia
Written by Peter Volaris
Produced by Phil Judd (as Philip Judd)
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Aussie Battler
10 September 2000 | by See all my reviews

I've only just come across this movie for the first time and found it interesting in many ways. It's more of a straight drama than a comedy, though it does have moments of grim humour. It's not really a "black comedy", but is simply the story of one man (played by Sam Neill) and his constant struggle to maintain his self-respect and survive in his sordid surroundings. Brunswick is a working-class suburb of Melbourne, Australia, with a large migrant population, and this sometimes ambling/slow-moving film, captures some of the typical "feel" of the place. Quite a good movie; a bit different to the norm.


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