Port Arthur massacre

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Nitram review – a harrowing portrait of Australia’s most deadly mass shooter
Based on the true story of a lone gunman who killed 35 people in Port Arthur, Tasmania, in 1996, Justin Kurzel’s drama is a complex study of a lethal misfit

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

03, Jul, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Nitram review – deeply disturbing drama about mass killer Martin Bryant
Director Justin Kurzel shies away from depicting the Port Arthur massacre itself but outstanding performances mean it’s still a highly unsettling story

Peter Bradshaw

01, Jul, 2022 @10:52 AM

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Australian police renew calls for national firearms database following mass shootings in the US
Existing information on gun ownership and tracking undermined by inaccurate, inconsistent and incomplete data across multiple jurisdictions

Christopher Knaus

26, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Aacta awards 2021: Nitram dominates ceremony as stars pay tribute to David Gulpilil
Justin Kurzel’s film wins eight awards, with The Newsreader taking four of the television categories

Kelly Burke

08, Dec, 2021 @10:05 AM

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‘It’s still really, really raw’: Port Arthur massacre film Nitram premieres in Hobart to half-empty cinema
How will the controversial film be received in a town that won’t speak the killer’s name?

Sarah Aitken

15, Oct, 2021 @12:22 AM

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Nitram review – intensely disquieting and extraordinary Port Arthur massacre film
Justin Kurzel’s exploration of the lead-up to one of Australia’s worst mass shootings is a film of eerie, queasy foreboding

Luke Buckmaster

29, Sep, 2021 @5:30 PM

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‘I was incredibly scared of it’: Justin Kurzel on making Port Arthur massacre film Nitram
Ahead of its cinematic opening, the creators of a controversial film examining a dark chapter of Australian history explain their motivation

Kelly Burke

25, Sep, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Nino Bucci (now) and Matilda Boseley (earlier)

28, Apr, 2021 @8:31 AM

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How Australia’s global gold standard on gun control is being eroded
The people credited with lowering the gun-death rate after the Port Arthur massacre say the firearm lobby has since been boosted and gun laws chipped away

Elias Visontay

24, Apr, 2021 @8:00 PM

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From the Port Arthur film to true crime – where is the line on telling stories of real life atrocities? | Martin McKenzie-Murray
Sensitivity to trauma should be fundamental, but some of the objections to Nitram have been frustratingly vague

Martin McKenzie-Murray

12, Dec, 2020 @7:00 PM

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'We need to remember': Doctor who treated Port Arthur victims defends new film
Dr Bryan Walpole says he has no problem with the controversial movie, as survivors, Scott Morrison and the film-makers themselves weigh in

Kelly Burke

03, Dec, 2020 @4:30 PM

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Port Arthur massacre film to be directed by Snowtown's Justin Kurzel
Stan-produced film NITRAM will feature big-name Australian actors with US actor Caleb Landry Jones as the gunman

Kelly Burke

30, Nov, 2020 @4:34 AM

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