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Black and White -- Recreation of the landmark 1958 South Australian Court trial in which young aboriginal Max Stuart was sentenced to hang, having been found guilty of the murder of a nine year old white girl.

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Writer:
Louis Nowra (written by)
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Release Date:
31 October 2002 (Australia) See more »
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Tagline:
Based on a true story See more »
Plot:
Recreation of the landmark 1958 South Australian Court trial of young aboriginal Max Stuart. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Not very realistic See more (10 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Robert Carlyle ... David O'Sullivan

Charles Dance ... Roderic Chamberlain

Kerry Fox ... Helen Devaney
David Ngoombujarra ... Young Max Stuart
Max Stuart ... Old Max Stuart

Colin Friels ... Father Tom Dixon

Ben Mendelsohn ... Rupert Murdoch
Bille Brown ... Thomas Playford
John Gregg ... Rohan Rivett

Roy Billing ... Det-Sgt Turner
Gary Waddell ... Const. Jones
Patrick Duggin ... Policeman #1
Andrew Martin ... Policeman #2
Frank Gallacher ... Justice Reed

Rhys McConnochie ... Justice Abbott
Vincent Ball ... Chief Justice Napier

Peter Whitford ... Justice Windeyer
Donald McDonald ... Lord Tucker (as Donald Macdonald)
Peter Carroll ... Viscount Simonds
Heather Mitchell ... Roma Chamberlain
Penne Hackforth-Jones ... Mrs. Aston
Petru Gheorghiu ... Dr. Strehlow
Paul Sonkkila ... Bishop (as Paul Sonkilla)
Tim Robertson ... Mr. King

Andy Anderson ... Norman Geiseman
Nick Readman ... Allan Moir

Chris Haywood ... Det-Sgt Karskens

Edmund Pegge ... Dawson
Scott Harrison ... Ed Montale

Marshall Napier ... Prison Warder
Josephine Byrnes ... Barmaid
Don Barker ... Ceduna Magistrate

Edwin Hodgeman ... Govt. Prosecutor
Briah Victory ... Mary Hattam
Steve Turner ... Mr Hattam
Bernard Hull ... Policeman #3
Dylan Lloyd ... Policeman #4
Kenneth Ken ... Tracker #1
Maurice Nicholson ... Tracker #2
Lisa Flanagan ... Girl at Cinema
Paul Simpson ... Paul Spry
Tony Mack ... Mr. Aston
Wojech Pisarek ... Yugoslav Drunk
Phillip Lowe ... Playford's Assistant
Roger Newcombe ... Clerk of Arraigns
Chris Duncan ... Clerk of Courts
John Leigh Gray ... Jury Foreman
Colleen Cross ... Air Hostess
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aaron J. March ... Taxi Driver (as Aaron March)
Chris Koch ... Court Attendance (uncredited)
Susan Lyons ... Dr. Thompson (uncredited)
Natasha Wanganeen ... Extra (uncredited)

Directed by
Craig Lahiff 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Louis Nowra  written by

Produced by
Helen Leake .... producer
Nik Powell .... producer
 
Original Music by
Cezary Skubiszewski 
 
Cinematography by
Geoffrey Simpson 
 
Film Editing by
Lee Smith 
 
Casting by
Jina Jay 
Christine King 
 
Production Design by
Murray Picknett 
 
Art Direction by
Sarah Gilligan 
 
Set Decoration by
Robert Webb 
 
Costume Design by
Annie Marshall 
 
Makeup Department
Penny Armstrong .... makeup attachment
Troy Davies .... additional hair stylist
Beverley Freeman .... hair stylist
Beverley Freeman .... makeup artist
Tracy Phillpot .... key hair stylist (as Tracy Philpott)
Tracy Phillpot .... key makeup artist (as Tracy Philpott)
Fiona Rees-Jones .... additional hair stylist
Fiona Rees-Jones .... additional makeup artist
Suzie Warhurst-Steele .... additional hair stylist (as Suzie Warhurst)
Suzie Warhurst-Steele .... additional makeup artist (as Suzie Warhurst)
 
Production Management
Gary Buss .... unit manager
Cathy Flannery .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bob Donaldson .... first assistant director
Mark Knight .... additional assistant director
Brad Lanyon .... additional assistant director
Scott Lovelock .... third assistant director
Helen Lucy Moss .... trainee assistant director
Joanne Pearce .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Ben Cross .... carpenter
Jen Drake .... set dresser
Mark Hennessey .... construction manager
Phillip 'Sunday' Hopkins .... set dresser
Chris Jobson .... assistant props buyer
John King .... stand-by props
Matt Landreth .... stand-by carpenter
Kylie Lawson .... scenic artist
Myles Mayo .... art department runner
Orlando Murray .... action vehicle coordinator
Yuri Poetzl .... assistant stand-by props
Rita Zanchetta .... graphic designer
 
Sound Department
Marco Arlotta .... boom operator
Mike Bakaloff .... boom operator
Michael Carden .... sound effects editor
Bruce Emery .... dolby consultant
Phil Heywood .... re-recording mixer
Toivo Lember .... production sound mixer
Frank Lipson .... sound effects editor
Rory McGregor .... assistant sound mixer
Adrian Medhurst .... foley artist
Livia Ruzic .... supervising sound editor
John Simpson .... foley artist
Tony Young .... foley recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Anderson .... assistant grip
Josh Axford .... generator operator
Mal Booth .... best boy grip
Shane Forster .... video split operator
Werner Gerlach .... second electric
Robertto Karas .... additional electrician
Gerard Maher .... clapper loader
Brian McKenzie .... still photographer
Robbie Morgan .... grip
Robin Morgan .... key grip
Andrew Pole .... additional electrician
Dan Sandford .... unit assistant
Graeme Shelton .... gaffer
Dave Smith .... best boy
Mardi Thompson .... assistant grip
Jules Wurm .... focus puller
 
Casting Department
Jina Jay .... casting: UK
Julie Lewington .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Samantha Edwards van Gyen .... additional costume assistant
Wendy Falconer .... wardrobe supervisor
Nunya Glazbrook .... wardrobe assistant
Andrew Kemp .... tailor
Mariot Kerr .... wardrobe coordinator
Mary Partis .... costumer
Heather Wallace .... stand-by wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Jennifer Barrett .... cutter
Linda Evangelistis .... cutter
John Lee .... first assistant editor
Chris Rowell .... negative matcher
Deborah van Gyen .... assistant editor (as Deb Van Gyen)
 
Location Management
Sarah Abbey .... location manager
Mark Evans .... location manager
 
Music Department
Robin Gray .... music scoring engineer
Daryl McKenzie .... conductor
Daryl McKenzie .... orchestrator
 
Other crew
Paul Allison .... unit assistant
Elspeth Baird .... production accountant
Claire Berrie .... assistant: Mr. Carlyle
Jennifer Bichard .... unit nurse
Sally Clarke .... production coordinator
Karen Colebatch .... assistant accountant
Alison Dredge .... production secretary
Daniel Fitzgerald .... production runner
Trudi Gardner .... continuity
Kerri Hudson .... production assistant
Mark 'Sharky' Johnson .... unit assistant
Paul Lightfoot .... unit assistant
Paula Lourie .... film conformer
Steve Marcus .... caterer
Teresa Palma .... production runner
Ian Prior .... production assistant
Dan Sanford .... unit assistant
Fiona Searson .... publicist
Jo Stewart .... post-production script
Ozgur Uyanik .... development executive
Anna Wulff .... assistant: Nik Powell
 

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99 min
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Black and White: Featurette (2003) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Variations in E Flat, K.353See more »

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1 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Not very realistic, 11 January 2004
Author: shirlty56 from sydney, australia

It tries this film but ultimately it does not live up to the expectations that are on it. Despite some very good actors it gets bogged down in a slow script. It contains important issues but unfortunately the director cant really deliver

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