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Joe Cinque's Consolation (2016)

On 26 October 1997, Australian National University student Anu Singh killed her boyfriend, Joe Cinque, by lacing his coffee with Rohypnol and injecting him with heroin at a dinner party ... See full summary »

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Sotiris Dounoukos

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Sotiris Dounoukos (screenplay by), Helen Garner (based on the book by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Maggie Naouri Maggie Naouri ... Anu Singh
Jerome Meyer ... Joe Cinque
Sacha Joseph Sacha Joseph ... Madhavi Rao
Josh McConville ... Chris
Gia Carides ... Maria Cinque
Tony Nikolakopoulos ... Nino Cinque
Jacob Collins-Levy ... Saul
Laura Gordon ... Tanya
Jackson Tozer ... Len Mancini
Eva Lazzaro ... Bronwyn
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jacqueline Abela Jacqueline Abela ... Female University Law Student
Rob Baird Rob Baird ... Matt
Angela Bauer Angela Bauer ... Tina
Chris Broadbent ... Darren
Quinten Brown ... Paramedic #1
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On 26 October 1997, Australian National University student Anu Singh killed her boyfriend, Joe Cinque, by lacing his coffee with Rohypnol and injecting him with heroin at a dinner party where some of the guests had heard about the plan to murder Cinque. Despite this, none of them warned him.

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Based on the best selling book by Helen Garner See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

Australia

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English | Italian

Release Date:

13 October 2016 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Matar amando See more »

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$77,590
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In a scene at the library, Madhavi is studying Contracts law. However, this is a first year subject at the ANU, when Madhavi is meant to be in final year. See more »

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A compelling story, but few answers
21 April 2017 | by pete451See all my reviews

For a small production, this is quite a polished film. Maggie Nauori gives a really good performance in the lead role. There is some great cinematography of the Canberra locations - such as the ANU playing fields in the fog - although I found the shots of empty Canberra places a little overdone. The character of Joe comes across as very passive and weak.

It is true to the book it is based on, in that it recounts the events quite vividly, but doesn't provide many answers. Overall I thought it was well worth seeing as it told a sad and strange story very well.


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