Fred Schepisi's film, 'The Devil's Playground' is an intimate portrait of Tom, a thirteen-year-old struggling in spirit and body with the constraints of living in a Catholic seminary. It is... See full summary »
This rather forgotten 1986 mini series of 270 minutes length approaches the subject matter rather differently to the more recent Underbelly and even Blue Murder. There isn't a huge amount of blood and gore, and even less nudity. It concentrates more on the lead up events and meticulous planning of the event, and its aftermath. In this way it is much more of a drama/thriller. The characters are very well developed, the frustration of the women of the criminals is especially well portrayed.
The robbery itself took place in April, 1976, however by using non-real names, the makers of this series were able to depict events in a contemporary setting. Hence you will see a News of the World (an English paper in Melbourne?) from June 1985, being read by a character in a VK Commodore (1984-5 model).
This show is highly recommended, but rather difficult to find these days.
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