BLACKROCK (1997) (BLACK ROCK) DVD (Playable in the US, Canada, Mexico, etc.) Color Run time approx. 86 min. Great print.
Starring: Laurence Breuls, Simon Lyndon, Linda Cropper, Chris Haywood, Rebecca Smart, David Field, Jessica Napier, Cameron Nugent, Steven Vidler, Jade Gatt, Justine Clarke, George Basha, Heath Ledger, Nichole Stewart, Bojana Novakovic, Leeanna Walsman, Brendan Donoghue, Jeanette Cronin, Essie Davis, John Howard, Geoff Morrell, Shayne Francis. Written by Nick Enright. Directed by Steven Vidler.
In New South Wales, Australia, Jared (Laurence Breuls) surfs with his mates and has a first girl. He hosts a beach party for his older pal, Ricko (Simon Lyndon), 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.
Heath Ledger’s breakout feature film debut.
Based on a true story and the critically acclaimed hit play by Academy Award nominee Nick Enright.
“When all you can hear is your own silence.”