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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 ... See full summary »

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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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The age difference between 19 year old Sophie Papafagos (Zoe Carides) and 34 year old Carl Fitzgerald (Sam Neill) was around fifteen years. 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 »

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Carl 'Cookie' Fitzgerald: How come I didn't meet you years ago?
Sophie Papafogos: I dunno. Probably because I was still in school. You've met me now, haven't you?
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Featured in 40,000 Years of Dreaming (1997) See more »

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Requiem: Kyrie
Written by Tomás Luis de Victoria (as Victoria)
Performed by The Tallis Scholars
Directed by Peter Phillips
Published by Mapa Mundi Music
Courtesy of Gimell Records
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Australian dark romantic humour
1 August 2009 | by See all my reviews

A funny, dark comedy about a life changing episode of a 34 year old single man.

Coming from a posh upbringing but a complete slacker, or so you are lead to believe. The confused man seems to aspire to more and meets a young (19) bar girl at his work where he has just become the struggling head cook.

The clue to the twist is in the title, from being a romantic comedy with lovely little moments that echo your own ways in the early stages of dating. It then spins on it's head as an offbeat thriller, still just as funny though.

The darker side to the film gives it's funniest moments, notably after paralysing his mother, he then controls her wheelchair with a remote control to get about. Also his best friend deserves a mention, great deadpan calmness, especially when burying the body.

Maybe it is a little long for the story at hand but still well worth watching even if romance or thrillers aren't your thing as it has many other layers.


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