About the film
surfing breast cancer based on true story based on play or musical coming of age gang rape father figure beach party mysterious death toxic masculinity single mother household
Release Date: May 01, 1997
|Slogan||:||«When all you can hear is your own silence.»|
|Production Companies||:||Australian Film Finance Corporation, Palm Beach Pictures|
|Producers||:||Catherine Knapman, Catherine Knapman, Christine King, Nick Enright, Libby Sharpe, David Elfick, Belle Eder, Aubrey Tredget|
|Writers||:||Nick Enright, Nick Enright, Steven Vidler|
In New South Wales, Jared surfs with his mates and has a first girl. He hosts a beach party for his older pal, Ricko, and witnesses four of his mates gang-rape a 15 year old. He does nothing, and the next day, she's found murdered. At school, the boys and the girls react: the girls with anger at the perpetrators, the boys with jeering at the dead girl's morality. The students' parents have their own responses. Jared retreats into angry silence, disgusted that he did nothing to help the dead girl. Meanwhile, his mother wants to talk to him about her impending cancer surgery, the police want to know what he saw, and his friend Ricko wants an alibi. Jared's cracking under the pressure.