Death in Brunswick


1990| AUS | 109 mins | M Violence & offensive language

  • Director: John Ruane
  • Drama
  • Trailer


1 Aug, Sunday

One of Neill’s lesser-known movies, this dark comedy pairs two of New Zealand’s favourite sons – Sam Neill and his good friend the late John Clarke.

Set in Melbourne, this black comedy caper with a dash of romance is considered a classic over the ditch. Featuring Turkish-Greek tensions, star-crossed lovers, and an-in-over-their-heads crime story, Death in Brunswick showcases Sam Neill’s comic skills like you’ve never seen them before.


Central Cinema proudly presents a festival of seven films, handpicked by, and starring, our patron Sam Neill.
Treat yourself to excellent cinema, convivial company and a festival atmosphere.

With such a long and illustrious career behind him, it was difficult to narrow down the selection, but Sam chose these movies as representing some of his best work, coupled with fond memories of the shoots and working alongside some of his favourite people.

With its multicultural setting in suburban Melbourne, its contemporary tone and its snappy tone, Death in Brunswick is as fresh today as when it was made, with plenty of chuckles and some laugh-out-loud moments to cherish
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