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by Craig Lahiff


The script is based on a real life miscarriage of justice that is part of Australian history. It is 1958 in conservative Adelaide, a city that prides itself on it's peaceful, well-bred qualities. A young lawyer, David O'Sullivan, excitable and charming, is given the news that he has drawn a 'lottery prize' - a legal aid case for an aborigine who has been arrested for the rape and murder of an eight year old girl in the far west desert town of Ceduna. O'Sullivan soon concludes that the aborigine has been framed by the local police and decides he must take a stand.

original title: BLACK AND WHITE
country: United Kingdom, Australia
sales agent: Svensk Filmindustri International
year: 2001
genre: fiction
directed by: Craig Lahiff
film run: 99'
screenplay: Louis Nowra
cast: Robert Carlyle, Charles Dance, Kerry Fox, Colin Friels, Ben Mendelsohn, David Ngoombujarra, Roy Billing, Bille Brown
cinematography by: Geoffrey Simpson
film editing: Lee Smith
art director: Murray Picknett, Sarah Gilligan
costumes designer: Annie Marshall
music: Cezary Skubiszewski
producer: Helen Leake, Nik Powell
production: B & W Productions Pty Ltd, Scala Productions Ltd., Duo Art Productions (AU)
distributor: New Vision (AU)
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