Custody

Australia, 1987

Film
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Custody follows an estranged couple, Christine and Andrew Byrne, down the twisting and highly emotional path that eventually leads to a fully contested case in the Family Court. Along the way it shows the points of view of both parents, and the somewhat different view taken by the lawyers and the Court Counsellors who become involved. Above all, it dramatically shows what it is like to go through the Family Court. The members of the Byrne family are actors. The legal aid representative, the solicitors, the barristers and members of the judiciary all play themselves.

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Credits

co-producer

Tristram Miall

Film Australia

director

Ian Munro

Duration

01:34:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1987

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

324007

Language

English

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

TMDB-Movie

468972

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