Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Australia, 1958. When a nine year old white girl is found murdered, police are quick to arrest illiterate Aborigine, Max Stuart. Under interrogation Max admits to the killing and signs a statement that will send him to the gallows. With no Court of Appeal established in the country, and with a legal system compromised by intimidation tactics and the stain of institutional racism, the skills of his two gifted but naive defense lawyers are put to the test. Based on a true story.
thought provoking, serious, realistic
dedicated lawyer, prison, hotshot lawyer, crime, courtroom, fighting the system, legal action, legal investigation, interracial relations, courtroom drama, false accusation, racism, murder, price of justice, prison life, who done it, injustice, crimes, legal, life is a bitch, society, social differences, confined, deadly, dishonesty ...
australia, adelaide south australia