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Suburban mayhem - Emily Barclay, Michael Dorman, Paul Goldman

Threat advisory: Elevated - Significant risk of entertaining activities

Movie propaganda

There are some things in life you can't control. Fame, lust, murder... and Katrina.

Can you really get away with murder? Welcome to the world of Katrina (Emily Barclay), a 19-year-old single mum who's planning to do just that. Katrina lives in a world of petty crime, fast cars, manicures and blow-jobs. A master manipulator of men living at home with her father in suburban Golden Grove, Katrina will stop at nothing to get what she wants, even murder. When her father threatens to contact social services and take away her child, Katrina sets in motion a plan to wreak suburban mayhem that will leave a community in shock and Katrina infamous in a way even she never dreamed of.

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film Australia single parent teen murder crime benefit dole Centrelink sex manipulate scheme plot

Persons of interest

  • Emily Barclay .... Katrina
  • Michael Dorman .... Rusty
  • Robert Morgan .... John
  • Anthony Hayes .... Kenny
  • Laurence Breuls .... Danny
  • Steve Bastoni .... Robert Andretti
  • Mia Wasikoska .... Lilya
  • Geneviève Lemon .... Dianne
  • Madeleine Jaine .... Janelle
  • Susan Prior .... Christine
  • Stuart Spence .... Interviewer
  • Alison Cox .... Angela
  • Rod Ansell .... Angry Neighbour
  • Ivan Topic .... Lilya's Father
  • John Carr .... Wayne
  • Rebecca Clay .... Reporter
  • Peter Hansen .... Uncle Len
  • Paul J Mailath .... Barrister
  • Matthew Schelle .... Skill Tester
  • Jason Stojanovski .... Lachlan
  • Letitia Sutherland .... Heather
  • Alice Bell .... Screenwriter
  • Paul Goldman .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

Suburban mayhem is the perfect title for a film about trashy Westie suburbanites doing everything they can to fuck things up. There's nice acting from everyone but the big prize goes to Alice Bell, who writes a manipulating anti-heroine with balls. Katrina is the perfect proof that breeding should be a restricted activity. As for Rusty, if he were any more pussy-whipped he'd be a cat-o'-nine-tails. Great choice in casting Emily Barclay and Michael Dorman: they present the perfect bitch/wimp dynamic.

You'll cringe at Suburban mayhem but you'll laugh, too; it's a film to watch with characters to avoid.

Security censorship classification

MA 15+ (Strong sex scenes, strong violence and themes, strong coarse language and drug use)

Surveillance time

95 minutes (1:35 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 26 October 2006

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