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A mockumentary that follows Ray Shoesmith, a Melbourne hitman who is simultaneously ruthless and caring, likeable and volatile. 'Filmed' by his media student neighbour for a university ... See full summary »

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Scott Ryan

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Scott Ryan
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Scott Ryan ... Ray Shoesmith
Ben Walker Ben Walker ... Tony Rickards
Massimiliano Andrighetto Massimiliano Andrighetto ... Massimo "Max" Totti
Kane Mason Kane Mason ... Benny
Nathaniel Lindsay Nathaniel Lindsay ... Edna
Adam Ryan Adam Ryan ... Garage Victim
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A mockumentary that follows Ray Shoesmith, a Melbourne hitman who is simultaneously ruthless and caring, likeable and volatile. 'Filmed' by his media student neighbour for a university assignment, Ray is under contract to kill a low life of the Melbourne underworld when a more tempting offer is made... Written by Danny Silver

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He makes people disappear. [Australia Tehatrical] See more »

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 2005 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Magik See more »

Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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All of the actors are amateurs apart from the filmmaker Max whom we never see on camera. See more »

Connections

References The Dirty Dozen (1967) See more »

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I'll Be Gone
Written by Mike Rudd
Performed by Spectrum
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This the tman next door that you go to the pub with.. Or is he.
10 September 2007 | by tkmcaSee all my reviews

This is an amazing piece of filming, original made as a "short" by Scott Ryan, who was talked into making it into a full-length feature. Written, directed and the main actor Scott Ryan made this film a budget of $3,000. Australian Dollar. Awards and film festivals: Australian Film Critics association Awards 2005: Nominated: Best Actor In A Lead Role (Scott Ryan) Cinematic intelligence Agency Trenchcoat Awards 2005: Nominated: Best Australian film Edinburgh International film Festival 2005: World Première If Awards 2005: Nominated: best Actor (Scott Ryan), Independent Spirit (Scott Ryan, Michele Bennett, Nash Edgerton)

Why this film wasn't publicised and advertised to the hilt is beyond my understanding. It is totally fascinating and crosses all age barriers. How can you so like a man who's profession is "Hitman" Witty and so matter-of-fact that you don't realise that you are empathising with a professional killer. You like him. 10/10


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