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The Broken Shore (2013)

An evocative crime thriller that captures the chilling action and sharp wit of Peter Temple's acclaimed novel The Broken Shore. In this gripping adaptation, Detective Joe Cashin uncovers a ... See full summary »

Director:

Rowan Woods

Writers:

Andrew Knight, Peter Temple (novel)
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Don Hany ... Joe Cashin
Claudia Karvan ... Helen Castleman
Anthony Hayes ... Rick Hopgood
Erik Thomson ... Steve Villani
Dan Wyllie ... Dave Rebb
Tony Briggs ... Paul Dove
Wayne Blair ... Bobby Walshe
Catherine McClements ... Erica Bourgoyne
Robyn Nevin ... Cecily Addison
Noni Hazlehurst ... Sybil Cashin
Ralph Cotterill ... Charles Bourgoyne
Jane Bayly Jane Bayly ... Carol Gehrig (as Jane Bayley)
Steve Hayden ... John Jacobs
Marni Johnston Marni Johnston ... Kendall Rogers
Damon Herriman ... Jamie Bourgoyne
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An evocative crime thriller that captures the chilling action and sharp wit of Peter Temple's acclaimed novel The Broken Shore. In this gripping adaptation, Detective Joe Cashin uncovers a web of lies, betrayal and police corruption in a small coastal town where tensions are at boiling point and the shocking face behind the community's respectable mask is slowly unveiled. Written by Anonymous

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The smallest towns hide the darkest secrets See more »

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Crime

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A simply cracking Aussie crime thriller
10 January 2015 | by t-dooley-69-386916See all my reviews

This film is based on the novel of the same name by Peter Temple and to all accounts this production does do the book justice. Set in a rural coastal town that seems to be off everyone's radar - we meet detective Joe Cashin (played perfectly by Don Hany) . He used to be a big time homicide detective in the city; but after a life changing incident he has retreated to this backwater.

Then the sleepy town gets very shaken up when one of the local grandees is murdered. This is a man with connections - and apparently no enemies. As Detective Cashin starts to investigate he starts to uncover a story of complicit lies told over decades, police corruption and racism from both sides of the divide. He also has a new neighbour a new handyman and an Aboriginal cousin who is not the most reliable of relations. As the past is uncovered the tension mounts and this will have you transfixed.

This was a complete punt for me; I just stumbled across it on line and streamed it. It was part financed by Screen Australia and the cast are not that well known outside of Australia, but if the evidence of this is anything to go by, then we should be seeing a lot more of them. It has the tension, the humour and realism all perfectly balanced. An absolute gem and one that starts off brilliant and then just gets better - absolutely recommended.


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Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 February 2014 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Broken Shore See more »

Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia See more »

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