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Alex Forbes is a cocky private school boy living with the mantle of his lineage. With more than charm behind his smile, he plays being son-of-the-principal to his favour where he can, but when he is forced to share his room with a beautiful and strange boy, Nigel Colbie, Alex finds himself being slowly suffocated by a string of deaths. But when these occurrences culminate in Nigel's death, Alex is taken into custody. Lacking hard evidence, Senior Detective Martin McKenzie enlists the expertise of forensic psychologist Sally Rowe to determine weather Alex’s culpability. Her investigations force her into an awkward and testing psychological dialogue with Alex. Delving deeply into their bizarre world of secrets and mind games, she discovers that though dead, Nigel's psychological effect on Alex is far from diminished.

>> Melbourne International Film Festival Selection, 2006
Screening introduced by producer Piers Tempest

Australia/UK / 2006 / 108 min / 35 mm / colour / thriller

Director : Gregory J. Read
Script : Gregory J. Read
Cinematography : Nigel Bluck
Editing : Mark Warner
Music :  Carlo Giacco
Production : Jonathan Shteinman, Piers Tempest, Carol Hughes

Cast : Toni Collette, Richard Roxburgh, Eddie Redmayne, Tom Sturridge, Patrick Malahide, David Threlfall, Cathryn Bradshaw