The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith Poster

Release Date: June 19th, 1997

DVD Release Date: November 18th, 2008

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 48 min

Plot Summary
Jimmie Blacksmith (Tommy Lewis), a man of half-Aboriginal ancestry, is pushed to the breaking point by the racist oppression perpetrated by the British in their rule of Australia in 1900, and by his inability to acclimate to Western culture. Raised in a white Christian family but never recognized by white individuals as their equal, Blacksmith undergoes frequent humiliations that provoke a violent response when he brutally murders his employer's family.

Cast: Tommy Lewis, Freddy Reynolds, Ray Barrett, Jack Thompson, Peter Carroll, Angela Punch McGregor, Steve Dodds, Ruth Cracknell

Director: Fred Schepisi

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Gripping, Transformation, Revenge, Underdog, Murder, Daughter, Wife, Fall, Son