Nitram

Nitram

Nitram

Reuniting once again after 2019's True History of the Kelly Gang, director Justin Kurzel and writer Shaun Grant depict the days leading up to one of the darkest moments in Australian history: the 1996 massacre in Tasmania's Port Arthur. This tragedy led to an important change in Australia's gun laws. Stars Caleb Landry Jones (Get Out) in a Cannes-winning performance, Essie Davis (The Babadook), Golden Globe-winner Anthony LaPaglia (Lantana) and two-time Academy Award-nominee Judy Davis (The Dressmaker).

Best Actor (Caleb Landry Jones), Cannes 2021
2021Australia
CrimeTrue Story & Biography
Director:
Justin Kurzel ('Macbeth (2015)', 'True History of the Kelly Gang', 'The Snowtown Murders')
Writer:
Shaun Grant
Cast:
Caleb Landry JonesJudy DavisEssie DavisAnthony LaPaglia

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Variety

Variety

A tense, towering portrait of a mass killer...

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Nitram is an uncommonly tough, taxing film with an aftershock that's hard to shake.

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Daily Telegraph

Daily Telegraph

Kurzel has gone about this task with blazing moral integrity, seeking to explain the apparently inexplicable in human terms.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

(Nitram's) sympathies seem strangely weighted in favour of a man who showed none to the people he murdered.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Another extraordinary achievement from Kurzel, who has a penchant for evoking gut-sinking emotional atmosphere.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

As a portrait of a family where love is not enough, it achieves high potency, without crossing into the difficult terrain of begging for sympathy.

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The Australian

The Australian

The film moves inexorably to an ending that is both totally chilling and understated.

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