We are told very early in the text that the separate towns where the whites and the Aboriginal peoples lived "didn't have too much to do with one another", and this establishes the conflict that challenges Blacky and his sense of justice and loyalty throughout the text. Blacky tells us, in a colloquial manner, of the various personalities of the town. We also learn of his large family of three sisters and three brothers; heavy drinking, hard hitting father, 'He only sat down to eat with us when the pub was closed'; and gentle, patient but exhausted mother. Blacky has a friend from the Point, Dumby, and a friend from the town, Pickles.
In Prospect Flat, a small South Australian town by the sea, they take their footy seriously.
Gary Black, called Blackie of course, and played by Nathan Phillips, is on the team, and so is his aboriginal mate, Dumby Red Luke Carrollthe star player. Dumby and his family live outside town, in the Mission Settlement, and the locals don't encourage them to mix. Blackie's got problems at home too.
He's caught in a squeeze everywhere he turns. Australian Rules is based on the novel, Deadly, Unna?
It's a story you feel is told from the heart, an insider's view of the racism and intolerance that, to our shame, lingers on in some communities, pitting Australian against Australian.
The film starts a bit awkwardly, and despite a good performance from Kevin Harrington as the coach, the football scenes are dull; there's also a tentativeness in capturing the small-town atmosphere.
But, once the plot kicks in, the film impresses, and a funeral sequence towards the end is tremendously moving. Some of the performances are a bit over-pitched, while others, including the three young leads, are spot on.
In the end, this is a strong plea for tolerance and reconciliation.Friends Gary Black (Nathan Phillips) and Dumby Red (Luke Carroll) are on the same soccer team in their coastal Australian town.
But to local racists, they’re a world apart: Gary is white and Dumby is .
At the awards presentation that night, star-player Dumby Red (Luke Carroll) fully expects to be named best player on ground, but the local publican, Big Mac (Max Fairchild), sponsor of .
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However, through his brief friendship with Dumby Red, one of the local Aborigines, Blacky learns important lessons about human dignity, racism, justice, death, courage, family and friendship.
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