Australia isn’t exactly known as a cinematic powerhouse, but the upcoming murder thriller The Snowtown Murders could definitely help them get them on the map. The winner of the Jury Prize at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, and winner of 4 Australian Academy Awards, the uncompromising film focuses on the relationship between a vulnerable teenager and a father figure who is revealed to be the worst kind of bully. It follows the events leading up the notorious discovery of dismembered bodies rotting in barrels, discovered by police in Snowtown, Australia in 1999.

Watch the chilling trailer here:

Director Justin Kurzel’s directorial debut will release in New York on March 2nd, 2012 with a national rollout to follow.

The film is gettting a lot of positive buzz after screening at recent film fests. Are you planning to check out this Australian import?

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Kristal Bailey

Kristal Bailey

With a soft spot for movies that fall into the “So Bad They’re Good” category, Kristal Bailey regularly watches B-movies, 80s comedies, and sci-fi from the 50s and 60s. She also refuses to grow up if that means she has to hide her love for Disney and Pixar films.

In her free time, she enjoys reading graphic novels or books that are soon to be turned into movies, watching hours and hours of television, and spending way too much time on Twitter.