Black and White (2002)

Black and White




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Directed by Craig Lahiff, Black and White is a story about bigotry, social injustice, and a real-life murder trial that made Australian headlines in the late '50s. On a December afternoon in 1958, the body of a nine-year-old white girl is discovered in a cave off the coast of Southern Australia. Detective Paul Turner (Roy Billing) quickly arrests a half-aboriginal fair-worker named Max Stuart (David Ngoombujarra), who signs a confession. However, being that Max is illiterate, the legitimacy of … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Louis Nowra
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On DVD: Oct 18, 2005

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as David O'Sullivan

as Roderic Chamberlain

as Helen Devaney

as Father Tom Dixon

as Rupert Murdoch

as Det. Sgt. Paul Turne...

as Rohan Rivett

as Premier Thomas Playf...

as Det. Sgt. Karskens

as Constable Jones

as Roma Chamberlain
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Critic Reviews for Black and White

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | March 27, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

finds just the right balance between scenes inside and outside the courtroom, and deftly juggles an unusually large number of characters without ever seeming cluttered.

Full Review… | January 9, 2004

Some fine performances, but the story lacks focus and spends too much time in the gray area.

Full Review… | May 9, 2003

Unlike the title, life is far from black and white, and this satisfying journey offers us a menu of many of its shades of grey.

Full Review… | October 17, 2002
Urban Cinefile

Full Review… | December 6, 2005

Audience Reviews for Black and White

This courtroom drama was fairly decent movie based on true events. Although not original with many more out there just like this one, it was still entertaining, emotional, and worth seeing because it was just so messed up. A black Aboriginal man in Australia gets accused of raping and killing a 9 year old girl. He is then railroaded by the police and a young rebel lawyer puts his career and reputation on the line to save this mans life. If courtroom dramas and lawyer movies are you thing... then this might not be the most attractive movie, but you might be interested in seeing this one.

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