JOE CINQUE'S CONSOLATION M

Credits

Director

Sotiris Dounoukos

Producer

Matt Reeder, Sotiris Dounoukos

Writer

Matt Rubinstein, Sotiris Dounoukos, Helen Garner

Country

Australia, 2016

Running Time

102mins

Category

Drama | Crime

Language

English

Starring

Maggie Naouri, Jerome Meyer, Josh McConville, Jacob Collins-Levy, Gia Carides, Tony Nikolakopoulos

“A focused examination of a troubling human tragedy, breathing new life into the departed by exploring the unknowable.” The Reel Bits

An inevitable and frustratingly avoidable tragedy unfolds onscreen in filmmaker Sotiris Dounoukos’ debut feature, which comes based on Helen Garner’s book about the true crime story that shocked the nation.

October 1997: Law student Anu Singh killed her boyfriend Joe Cinque by spiking his coffee with Rohypnol and injecting him with a lethal dose of heroin. Unbelievably, she did so by hosting a dinner party at which all the guests, except Joe, knew of her ‘suicide pact’ and did nothing to stop her.

Exploring the relationship between affable engineering student Joe (Jerome Meyer) and mentally troubled Anu (Maggie Naouri), Joe Cinque’s Consolation is a chilling trip into the dark recesses of a one-sided relationship taken to tragic extremes.


Καμπέρα 1997. Μια αληθινή ιστορία εγκλήματος συγκλονίζει τη χώρα όταν μια φοιτήτρια οργανώνει πάρτυ για τους φίλους της. Οι φίλοι της ήταν γνώστες του σατανικού της σχεδίου, με το οποίο σκότωσε τον φίλο της βάζοντας δηλητήριο στον καφέ του και υπερβολική δόση ηρωίνης στο σώμα του, και όμως δεν έκαναν τίποτα να την σταματήσουν. 

MELBOURNE Sessions

Thursday 12 October, 6:45 pm

Palace Cinema Como
Followed by Q&A with director Sotiris Dounoukos