Shame

Australia, 1987

Film
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Asta Cadell (Deborra-Lee Furness), a city barrister is touring the outback alone when she is forced to stay in a small, isolated town when her motorbike breaks down. During her enforced stay she uncovers the scandal that grips the town in fear, and becomes the catalyst for a dramatic and riveting battle. A disturbing look at the sexual attitudes of an Australian rural society in decline. Also stars Simone Buchanan and Tony Barry.

Credits

director

Steve Steve Jodrell

co-producer

Damien Parer

Paul D. Barron

production company

UAA Films

Barron Films

Language

English

Duration

01:33:33:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

38672

Audience classification

MA

Subject categories

Action & Adventure

Action & Adventure → Action films

Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers

Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers → Thrillers

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Rape

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Sociology, Rural

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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