Saturday, 29 November 2014

27/11/14 Convict (2014)

Another Australian film, something of a theme week for our viewing. This is a low budget film about a guy who gets sent down for a (justifiable) act of self-defence.

Normally a prison film with this level of financial backing would be a slaughter of cliches. Alright, this one does have the expected gangs, violence and dodgy shower moments, however it does also highlight the futility of doing time, the ugliness of the violence and even offers some well scripted, decently acted thoughts on ethnic identity in an age of multiculturalism and friendships forged in the pressure of an institution.


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