Nitram

2021, Mystery & thriller/Crime, 1h 52m

112 Reviews 50+ Ratings

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Nitram asks viewers to face a gut-wrenchingly grim moment in Australian history -- but rewards that effort with a gripping, well-acted character study. Read critic reviews

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Nitram (Caleb Landry-Jones) lives with his mother (Judy Davis) and father (Anthony LaPaglia) in suburban Australia in the Mid 1990s. He lives a life of isolation and frustration at never being able to fit in. That is until he unexpectedly finds a close friend in a reclusive heiress, Helen (Essie Davis). However when that friendship meets its tragic end, and Nitram's loneliness and anger grow, he begins a slow descent into a nightmare that culminates in the most nihilistic and heinous of acts.

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  • Aug 10, 2022
    A subtle and disturbing character examination. Kurzel is not engaging in cheap sensationalism (evidenced by the fact that the Port Arthur massacre, while acknowledged by the movie, is not openly portrayed beyond its beginning) and while the movie's entire focus is on the perpetrator rather than the victims I think that is a legitimate choice as one can plainly see the repeated patterns in these cases that are too often ignored by authorities.
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