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Out Of The Blue

4

On 13 November 1990, reclusive gun enthusiast David Gray broke the calm of tiny New Zealand town Aramoana, embarking on an arbitrary killing spree that took 13 lives – including women and children. Robert Sarkies’ low budget film evocatively recreates the events of that bloody day. Matthew Sunderland gives a rat-like, Bickle-esque turn as the embittered loner holding fiery siege to a community; Lord Of the Rings’ Karl Urban is the faltering family-man copper desperate to halt him. The massacre still touches a raw nerve in New Zealand but, filming at a neighbouring town and informed by survivors’ accounts, Sarkies manages both a sensitive and excruciatingly taut docu-thriller that’s refreshing for the genuine weight of its tragedy.

 

Film Details

  • 15
  • UK Theatrical Release Date: March 14th 2008

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