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DVD summary: Set in Adelaide this true story, which still raises questions about guilt, is a court room drama telling the story of an Aboriginal man accused of raping and killing a young girl. The local Catholic priest is convinced of his innocence, the policeman wants a murderer and doesn't mind framing the accused, the small time lawyer (Carlyle) is up against old Adelaide family establishment Q.C. (Dance). Shows the influence of the media and newspaper proprietor, Rupert Murdoch, and the effect of public opinion on the Premier. This case still causes heated debate today. Notes: Distributed by The AV Channel Pty. Ltd. Based on "The Stuart case" by K.S. Inglis. DVD special features: Interviews with cast, crew and the real Max Stuart, Soundtrack excerpts, Theatrical trailer, Teachers study guide (DVD-ROM), Lessons for the Australian judiciary by Michael Kirby (DVD-ROM). Censorship classification: M 15+ (adult themes, medium level violence, medium level coarse language). Originally produced as a motion picture [Australia?] : DuoArt/Scala Productions in association with the Australian Film Finance Corporation and The South Australian Film Corporation, c2002 M (Adult themes; Medium level coarse language; Medium level violence). Level: mid secondary and tertiary.