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Don't Tell (2017)

With help from a local lawyer, a young abuse survivor finds the courage to speak out when having a voice is her only option.

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Tori Garrett
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Thompson ... Bob Myers
Aden Young ... Stephen Roche
Sara West ... Lyndal
Rachel Griffiths ... Joy Conolly
Jacqueline McKenzie ... Jean Dalton
Susie Porter ... Sue
Gyton Grantley ... Kevin Guy
Robert Taylor ... Robert Brewster
Martin Sacks ... Tony
Robert Coleby ... John Bowers
Leeanna Walsman ... Wendy Roche
Kim Knuckey Kim Knuckey ... Archbishop Peter Hollingworth
Ashlee Lollback ... Jodie Collins
Bryan Probets ... Bernard Yorke
Caroline Kennison ... Judge Margaret Wilson
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Based on true events that changed the law. This is the story of a survivor, Lyndal, a young woman sexually abused as an 11 year old while attending a prestigious school. Her courage to fight for justice is entrusted to a local lawyer determined to build a case and give Lyndal peace from her torment. With the help of his aspiring young associate and an enigmatic barrister, the lawyer and Lyndal find their way together. Written by Scott Corfield

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Australia

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English

Release Date:

18 May 2017 (Australia) See more »

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Don't Tell See more »

Filming Locations:

Queensland, Australia

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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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Jack Thompson replaced Michael Caton in the anchor role of barrister Bob Myers when the latter fell sick. See more »

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weve seen the kind before, BUT you should really see this one
4 April 2019 | by ops-52535See all my reviews

This is when all come to the conclusion a very sad story about sad people, about grave n' old men, religion. shaven legs, sexual abuse, young girls in private schools, helpless parents, even more helpless abuse victims,judiciary systems, reputation and the most important of part of it all money.

its the simplified edition of a large case of great importance that took place in australia in 2001. it ripped people and the comunnity in half, and threw shockwave into the australian population, when it was found written in a suicide letter that a teacher at the girls prep school had admitted to abusing a large number of the pupils on the schools ground. the letter was written by the abusing teacher himself. but the school would not take responsability for the teachers actions, and there fore the case and the film called ''dont tell''

its an important film as to the fact that abuse of both boys and girls have been outnumbering the laymans imagination in private schools,religous or idealistic one, but also in the world of sports and...well you name it. i loved the outcome of this film,even though its tricky to watch and must have been a tricky case for both the plaintiff and her lawyers.

as a film product, the acting are well above average, and the aussie dialect well preserved and used, andf therefore hard to dechiffre for a tinnitusious grumpy old norwegian. its is a film with a budget, and therefore some loopholes in the story, but the most imprtant parts of this sensitive case a very well done. the filmography give a taste of tv-production, and i do ask myself alot, where were the police in this case?, did they play a part?, why wasnt this a police matter? so there are somethings that are in my limited knowledge of australian history unanswered after viewing this movie, and that is why i award ''just'' an 8.

but lets not forget the key, abuse is not allright at all, and we should all see this film, if so to make victims of these bestiallic crimes wether its at home or out in the community, to come forward with the truth/secrets, and may them be heard.a highly recommended move.


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