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Karla (2006)

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Based on real events, Paul Bernardo and his wife, Karla Homolka, kidnap, sexually abuse, and murder three young girls.

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Joel Bender

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Michael D. Sellers, Manette Rosen (as Manette Beth Rosen) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Laura Prepon ... Karla Homolka
Misha Collins ... Paul Bernardo
Patrick Bauchau ... Dr. Arnold
Emilie Jacobs ... Peggy
Alex Boyd ... Nick
Carole White ... Waitress (as Carole Ita White)
Fiona Manners Fiona Manners ... Rape Victim 1
Shawn Hoffman ... Detective Kirby
Adam Lieberman ... Detective Morgan
Cherilyn Hayres ... Tammy Homolka
William Duffy ... Detective Porter
Tanya Lemelle Tanya Lemelle ... Rape Victim 2
Tony Shawkat Tony Shawkat ... Border Guard 1
Kristen Honey ... Tina McCarthy (as Kristen Swieconek)
Cole James Cole James ... Tina's Friend
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Storyline

True story about a woman who falls in love with a violent rapist and murderer. Karla Homolka marries Paul Bernardo despite already having aided him in the rape and murder of her younger sister. Through their marriage he brags to her about other rapes he commits and involves Karla herself in the sexual assault and murder of two other female victims. Told from Karla's point of view. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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A controversial journey into one woman's heart of darkness. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brutal psychotic violence including murder, rape and spousal abuse, disturbing sexual content and strong language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 January 2006 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Karla See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In March 2005, a lawyer representing the families of the two dead Ontario schoolgirls demanded an advance screening of the film to determine whether he would try to block its release. In October 2005, he decided, along with the schoolgirls' families, not to fight the release. See more »

Goofs

In the film, none of the cars have a front plate. Ontario law requires all vehicles to have both front and rear license plates. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dr. Arnold: Dear Karla, this is to inform you that after serving 8 years of your 12 year term, you're now eligible for parole. In connection with this eligibility, you are to be transferred to this facility for extended evaluation. After the end of which, it will be my responsibility to recommend for or against parole.
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Alternate Versions

The European and North American DVD releases restore a few frames of nudity that were removed from the scene in which Tammy Homolka is raped. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Murder Made Me Famous: Ken & Barbie Killers (2018) See more »

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Respect the families.
25 March 2008 | by brittly7See all my reviews

I heard about this movie when it first came out, and decided that I would never pay money to see it, because no one should profit from what these monsters did to those girls. I was born in raised in the "sleepy" town where these girls were brutally murdered, and played literately steps away form the house they lived in... It's unsettling to hear people praising this movie. These things never should have happened, and they should never have been published for people to watch as entertainment. My heart is with the families of Leslie Mahaffy, Kristen French and Tammy Homolka. Karla should never have gotten to experience the warmth of her child's embrace, the families of the girls she helped murder will never have the same pleasure again.


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