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Aus­tralian his­tory – or, at least, the ver­sion taught in schools – is short of Abo­rig­i­nal he­roes. Which makes this grip­ping doco – exquisitely nar­rated by Ernie Dingo – all the more sig­nifi cant. It tells of a mo­ment of re­bel­lion against This spir­ited, spunky lit­tle crime pic was one of the best Aus­tralian fi lms of 1999. When $ 10,000 in cold, hard cash goes miss­ing on the mean streets of in­nercity Syd­ney, some­one must pay. Com­bines the grit and ur­gency of

with some fi rst- rate fl our­ishes rem­i­nis­cent of early Tarantino, but doesn’t shirk an un­de­ni­ably Aus­tralian take on events. Stars Bryan Brown, the late Heath Ledger and Rose Byrne.

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