Death in Brunswick
The film Death in Brunswick (also known as Nothing to Lose) was shot in Melbourne and remains one of the funniest Australian comedies.
Sam Neill is fantastic - his comedic roles are few and far between, but his timing is immaculate. Carides is in one of her best roles - one may have expected her sister Gia to take more to such a role, but Zoe pulls it off magnificently.
But, the best role is Dave played by John Clarke seen on the 7:30 Report (ABC) as a working-class grave digger with a sense of humour.
Down-and-out, luckless, alcoholic chef Carl (Neill) takes a job in a seedy bar in Brunswick, where the basement kitchen is infested with pests. He soon learns that his kitchen-hand Mustafa (Lathouris) is a Turkish drug-dealer, and his Greek boss Yanni (Papademetriou) heads a pack of hit-men which also includes the angry Laurie (Brkic). His one saving grace is nineteen-year-old barmaid Sophie (Carides) - half his age, but incredibly beautiful - but it seems she's promised to Yanni. What's more, his elderly mother has come to visit.
Writers:Boyd Oxlade, John Ruane
Release Date:25 April 1991 (Australia)
Plot Summary:Carl Fitzgerald is down-on-his-luck until he meets Sophie, a beautiful Greek girl. He gets a job as a cook...
Awards:1 win & 5 nominations
Sam Neill ... Carl Fitzgerald aka cookie
Zoe Carides ... Sophie Papafogos
John Clarke ... Dave
Yvonne Lawley ... Mrs. Fitzgerald (Carl's mother)
Nick Lathouris ... Mustafa
Nicholas Papademetriou ... Yanni Voulgaris
Boris Brkic ... Laurie
Deborah Kennedy ... June
Doris Younane ... Carmel
Denis Moore ... Catholic Priest
Kris Karahisarlis ... Aris
Steve Hutchinson ... Tony
Huriye Balkaya ... Mustafa's Wife
Orhan Akkus ... Aslan
Daniel Kadamani ... Cousin Con
❊ Web Links ❊
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→ Death in Brunswick (1991) - imdb.com
→ Death in Brunswick - Wikipedia
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