Nitram: Disturbing story behind Australian mass shooting is carried by powerhouse acting
Justin Kurzel’s retelling of the 1996 mass killing in Port Arthur in Tasmania seeks to to explain the inexplicable in simple, human terms
In April 1996, a psychologically disturbed 29-year-old Australian called Martin Bryant walked into a gun dealership and bought an unlicensed military grade semi-automatic machine gun. Shortly afterwards, he used it to murder 35 people and grievously wound 23 others in a mass shooting in the Tasmanian tourist town of Port Arthur. Sentenced to life without parole, Bryant will die in prison.
As a result of this atrocity, the Australian government swiftly introduced the National Firearms ...