Rather by accident, Karl (Ryan Hunter) lets an armed burglar (Rudy
Barrow) into his flat, who leaves him in no doubt that he will kill him
... but only after lunch break - which gives Karl plenty of opportunity to
reminisce about the ups and downs in his life - when the biggest of all
his regrets waltzes in, Pauline (Melanie Denholme), the love of his life
he lost because of a stupid row ... and now Pauline wants to make up!
The burglar, a very well-mannered man, gives Karl and Pauline all the
time they need to talk things over while he idgests his food - and thus,
Pauline has plenty of opportunity to save Karl - thing is, the two
canít be left in the same room for five minutes without starting to
bicker. Plus, Karl learns a few things about their relationship he would
have rather not known Ö or is he just touchy?
But regarding the circumstances, itís not a question whether the two of them will be able
to kiss and make up at the end of
the day, but whether Karl will even live to see another day
A Killer Conversation - a little one-location comedy
with a cast no larger than three and shot in a mere three days - actually has its roots in an interview I did with the film's producer/star
Melanie Denholme for this site [click
here] - and since I'm personally
involved with this movie not only as its writer but also was on set during
the whole shoot, I felt unable to review this movie myself, being deeply
biased of course - and thus I have asked a couple of friends of this site, to
for a change do the job for me ...
and if you want to learn yet more about A Killer Conversation, you might
want to go to http://akillerconversation.com/
Guest review by Dawn
The title of the film is exactly what it says, a killer
having a conversation! From beginning to end this movie
keeps you intrigued.
This film is very funny and that's down to the witty dialogue
written by Michael Haberfelner. I have known Michael for quite some time
now and I know what his sense of humor is like and his
personality comes to life through the writing in this film. The film is not too long and the pace of the dialogue is
perfect. It's about a bloke called Karl who answers his door to
a burglar who then ties him up ... then throw into the mix an ex-girlfriend who has just come by to reconcile with Karl and just
watch the fireworks happen.
This is a very funny movie with countless gems in the dialogue.
For instance the burglar asks Karl if he can cut the rope he has
borrowed to tie him up and Karl responds with "No! If you wanted to
cut the rope you should have brought your own rope!" I was laughing
out loud throughout the movie.
This was a low budget movie but the quality of the film and
directing was high standard. I think with this type of movie the most
important thing is to get the casting right. Ryan Hunter, Rudy
Barrow and Mel Denholme were
cast perfectly in their roles. All three of them gave outstanding
performances! Ryan was so frustrating as the pessimistic Karl that at
times as a viewer I just wanted to slap him! Pauline the ex
girlfriend was fantastically played by Mel, she was so self centered
that no matter what chances arose to save her ex, she just carried on talking about herself.
Rudy as the burglar was a perfect choice, his comic timing was spot on
and the tone of his voice brought the character to life! I have worked
with Rudy before and know what a talent he is, but it was nice
to see him in a different type of role that showed he's a very skilled
Overall I would recommend this movie to anyone, it's very witty and has a
good story, it just goes to show you don't need a big budget and special
effects and gore to make a good movie! I have heard there are plans to
make a sequel - well I can't wait to watch the next installment!
All I have left to say is "Where can I get my I'm a fan of A
Guest review by Shane
Shocked me with a twist which, come to think of it, wasn't a twist at
all. Michael Haberfelner's script is that deceiving - in a good way - that
even when you're told the ending, you still don't believe it, and are
still somehow left shocked and surprised.