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Death in Brunswick

1h 49m Comedy, Dark Humor, Thriller, Crime, Australia, Australian 1990

Carl's life is a minefield. Dave is in charge of damage control. A riotous roller coaster of murder and mayhem, set in multicultural inner Melbourne.

A riotous roller coaster of murder and mayhem set in multicultural inner Melbourne, this hit Australian comedy-thriller stars Sam Neill as Carl, a fortyish no-hoper whose takes a job as a cook in a seedy nightclub to escape his cantankerous mother. A flirtation with fetching barmaid Sophie (Zoe Carides), who is engaged to the nightclub owner, lands Carl on the wrong side of a viscous bouncer. But when attacked by his drug-dealing Turkish kitchenhand, Carl inflicts a grievous form of self defence that sparks a deepening gangland feud. Best mate Dave (John Clarke), is soon employed as Carl’s protector, and gravedigger, as a band of cutthroats block Carl’s path to his bartending sweetheart.


Sam Neil (Carl 'Cookie" Fitzgerald) , Zoe Carides (Sophie Papafogos) , John Clarke (Dave)


John Ruane



Closed Captions [CC]




Bonus Content

MIFF Crew Interview


Recorded in 2022 at the Melbourne International Film Festival, film critic Zak Hepburn speaks to Director John Ryan, Cinematographer Ellery Ryan and Production Designer Chris Kennedy about the creation of Death in Brunswick.

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