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Out of the Blue

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Out of the Blue

New Zealand filmmaker Robert Scarfies Sarkies’ fictional reconstruction of the 1990 Aramoana Massacre, in which a lone gunman set out on a killing spree in a quiet seaside town, gets a brief outing at the cinema this fortnight. The film will also be available on DVD from Monday 28 April and will be reviewed in the next issue of The List.

Filmhouse, Edinburgh, Mon 28 Apr–Thu 1 May.

Out of the Blue

  • 3 stars
  • 2006
  • New Zealand
  • 103 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Robert Sarkies
  • Written by: Graeme Tetley, Robert Sarkies
  • Cast: Karl Urban, Matthew Sunderland, Lois Lawn, Simon Ferry, Tandi Wright, Paul Glover, William Kircher, Georgia Fabish, Fayth Rasmussen

Based on real events, this film recounts the devastating massacre of Aramoana, a small New Zealand seaside town, in which, in November 1990, a local man shot dead 13 people, before being killed himself by a policeman.

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