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Black and White (2002)

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Recreation of the landmark 1958 South Australian Court trial of young aboriginal Max Stuart.

Director:

Craig Lahiff

Writer:

Louis Nowra
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Carlyle ... David O'Sullivan
Charles Dance ... Roderic Chamberlain
Kerry Fox ... Helen Devaney
David Ngoombujarra David Ngoombujarra ... Young Max Stuart
Max Stuart Max Stuart ... Old Max Stuart
Colin Friels ... Father Tom Dixon
Ben Mendelsohn ... Rupert Murdoch
Bille Brown Bille Brown ... Thomas Playford
John Gregg John Gregg ... Rohan Rivett
Roy Billing ... Det-Sgt Turner
Gary Waddell Gary Waddell ... Const. Jones
Patrick Duggin Patrick Duggin ... Policeman #1
Andrew Martin Andrew Martin ... Policeman #2
Frank Gallacher Frank Gallacher ... Justice Reed
Rhys McConnochie ... Justice Abbott
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Storyline

True story that created headline news in 1959. A young aboriginal man Max Stuart, was convicted of murder in the light of questionable evidence presented, of nine year old Mary Hattam near Ceduna, on the south coast of Australia. International News Media Baron, Rupert Murdoch (played by Ben Mendelsohn), then publisher of the Adelaide "News," became the driving force behind securing a re-trial for Stuart. Written by Noel Bailey <uds3@hotmail.com>

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One man's conviction divided a nation See more »

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Official Sites:

Duoart Productions

Country:

Australia | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 2002 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Black & White See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Soundtracks

Variations in E Flat, K.353
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by Joseph Beckitt
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Not very realistic
11 January 2004 | by shirlty56See all my reviews

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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