Australian Rules (2002)
Director: Paul Goldman
Writers: Paul Goldman, Phillip Gwynne
Stars: Nathan Phillips, Luke Carroll and Lisa Flanagan
7 wins & 17 nominations
Video: H264 (.mkv) | 638x352 | FPS: 25 | Sound: mp4a | Color: Color | Size: 599 MB | Runtime: 1:34:11 | Country: Australia | Language: English | Subtitles: --- | Filming Locations: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia | Genres: Drama | Romance | Sport | DVD Cover and Sticker incl.
The film is about a young man experiencing the hardships of growing up in rural South Australia, in particular dealing with the issue of racial relationships through the central characters, their involvement in local Australian rules football, and aboriginal players. In an isolated South Australian fishing town, the only thing that connects two communities the whites and the blacks is football. Gary Black (Nathan Phillips) and Dumby Red (Luke Carroll) are an exception; teenage best friends from different sides of the tracks. Dumby is the star of the football team and likely to become the next big Aboriginal star in the big leagues. Gary is the bookish son of a hard-drinking and brutal white fisherman, Bob Black (Simon Westaway). He is attracted to Dumby's beautiful sister, Clarence (Lisa Flanagan). When their team wins the premiership, Dumby's elation is short-lived. He is passed over for the best-on-ground prize, setting off a chain of events that ends in tragedy.