A middle-aged "metho" drinker joins Alcoholics Anonymous and undergoes a psychiatric examination. As a consequence, he is committed to a hospital for the criminally insane, to be detained indefinitely under the notorious Section 27A of the Queensland Mental Health Act.
Sujit R. Varma
A poignant drama of social concern
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portrays an alcoholic in this film. Reportedly, McDarra was an alcoholic himself. McDarra won the 1974 Australian Film Institute (AFI) Award for Best Actor for his performance in this film. The film also won the AFI Golden Reel Award for Best Film. See more