• Black and White (2002)

Black and White

Release Date: 2002

DVD Release Date: October 18th, 2005

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 39 min

Plot Summary

In 1958, an aboriginal man, Max Stuart (David Ngoombujarra), is tried for the alleged murder of a young white girl. A judge gives him the harshest punishment, execution, despite a lack of substantial proof, aside from a confession he signed despite his illiteracy. Several individuals spring up in response to the judge's swift decision. Stuart's defense lawyers (Robert Carlyle, Kerry Fox) fight the ruling, while a young Rupert Murdoch (Ben Mendelsohn) explores the issue in a newspaper.

Cast: Robert Carlyle, Charles Dance, Kerry Fox, Colin Friels, Ben Mendelsohn, David Ngoombujarra, Roy Billing, John Gregg

Director: Craig Lahiff

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Sony Pictures Classics

Keywords: Office , 1950s , Rescue , Judge , Underdog , Quest , Gripping , Murder

Ratings & Reviews

  • 57
    Kevin MaynardMr. Showbiz

    An audacious but underconceived blend of fiction and documentary that questions the idea of race and identity in America.

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The agony of invention is there on the screen. show more

  • 75
    David SterrittChristian Science Monitor

    The story is a mess, as usual with Toback's movies, but intricacies of contemporary urban culture are vividly illuminated by his insistence on blurring the boundaries between fiction and reality. show more

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