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Jimmy Boyle was a young Glaswegian hard man born into, and fully embracing, a life of crime. When Jimmy was imprisoned for murder his first reaction was rage, but while incarcerated he experienced an epiphany and embarked on a journey as far removed from his earlier infamy as it was possible to get. Based on Jimmy Boyle's own life A Sense Of Freedom' is a powerful, often brutal, tale of redemption. find out more...

Certification15 Our Rating

Adelaide, South Australia 1958, and a young Aborigine man is on trial for the brutal rape and murder of a nine-year-old girl. His initially reluctant lawyer, David O'Sullivan, sees no hope for either himself or his client, facing as they are the might of the legal establishment, the wrath of white public opinion and a signed confession. However, when it becomes increasingly clear that the defendant had an admittance of guilt beaten out of him by the local police an epic battle for justice ensues find out more...

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The harrowing true story of teacher Brian Keenan and journalist John Mccarthy who were kidnapped in war torn Beirut and held hostage for over four years. This is a remarkable and powerful dramatisation of survival and friendship under the most difficult, uncertain and terrifying of circumstances. find out more...

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Chronicles the life and times of Nucky Thompson, the undisputed ruler of Atlantic City, who was equal parts politician and gangster.
High production values and a fine ensemble cast: HBO knows how to do TV.

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BRONSON (2007)

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Michael Peterson was born in 1952 into a well off Luton family, "As a boy he was a lovely lad. He was obviously bright and always good with children. He was gentle and mild-mannered, never a bully he would defend the weak" (comments from his aunt). Somehow something went seriously wrong and he has spent 34 years incarcerated at Her Majesty's pleasure, 30 of them in solitary confinement. He has renamed himself Charles Bronson and is proud of the one thing he has in his life: his reputation as t find out more...
CAPOTE (2005)

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In 1959, Truman Capote, a popular writer for The New Yorker, learns about the horrific and senseless murder of a family of four in Halcomb, Kansas. Inspired by the story, Capote and his best friend, Harper Lee, travel to the town to research for an article. However, as Capote digs deeper into the gruesome tale, he is inspired to expand the project into what would be his greatest work, 'In Cold Blood'. Against Harper's advice Truman's visits with those responsible for the killings become increasi find out more...

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Carandiru was Brazil's largest prison, a grim enclosure that worked as a brutal self-regulating microcosm of the world outside it. The film is seen thru' the eyes of a doctor who gets to know the prisoners, drug dealers, rapists, murderers, remandees et al, and we get to know some of them thru' flashbacks to their pre-prison life. This is the story of how these men's time shuddered to a halt when riot police entered the compound in October 1992 and shot dead 111 unarmed prisoners. From the direc find out more...
CHOPPER (2000)

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Based on the notorious Australian criminal Mark "Chopper" Read, the film works in flashback as Mark recounts from his prison cell his many (perhaps embellished) exploits, the vast majority of which involve a frequently fatal act of violence. 'Chopper' is both disturbing, gruesome and extremely funny, with a powerhouse central performance. Not for the faint hearted, but you'd probably already guessed that. find out more...

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Betty Anne Waters was a high school dropout who spent nearly two decades working as a single mother while putting herself through law school, tirelessly trying to beat the system and overturn her brother's wrongful murder conviction.
'Conviction' is a superior, if generic, true life drama. find out more...

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In the name of psychology an experiment was conducted with twenty male volunteers, 12 of them would be prisoners and 8 would be guards, living in a prison environment that was designed to be as realistic as possible over a period of two weeks. Astoundingly and disturbingly what followed was a complete melt down of our delicately created morality and humanity, the experiment turning into a desperate fight for survival by the 12 inmates in the face of their increasingly tyrannical overseers. Based find out more...