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Plead Guilty, Get a Bond (1990)

| Short, Drama
A young white city lawyer arrives in a small Queensland country town to represent an Aboriginal lady in court. She faces minor charges of assault and thinks she will get off lightly if she,... See full summary »

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Lillian Crombie
Dennis Miller
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A young white city lawyer arrives in a small Queensland country town to represent an Aboriginal lady in court. She faces minor charges of assault and thinks she will get off lightly if she, 'Plead guilty, Get a bond'. The young lawyer is amazed she is not asserting her rights. Written by Archie Moore <ar.moore@student.qut.edu.au>

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A delightful Australian lollipop
24 May 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

The meat of the story is contained in the title. The charm of this 30 minute gem is in the way it addresses the funny side of the frailties of human nature in the way aboriginal people in Australia are forced to interact with their white masters. The patronizing self serving city lawyers on the one hand and the kindly country legal system, (in this case anyway), on the other. The casting and acting is good and the slow and drifting pace of life in the outback implies an idyllic existence that sadly is far removed from reality today. Australia has a long long way to go in its search for a way to bring happiness and a decent lifestyle to its aboriginal people and this film only hints at the huge cultural gap between its original and more recent inhabitants.


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