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 ...
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A frank portrayal of a year in the life of a divorced mother living in Melbourne, trying to cope with her daughter and her own relationship with a drug addict while trying to get into the music business.
Vicki returns to her elder sister Beth's house in Australia after an affair in Italy. Beth, with a teenage daughter, has become involved in something of a marriage of convenience with ... See full summary »
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.
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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