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The Broken Shore

  • An evocative crime thriller set against a background of police corruption, racism and family tragedy

    Detective Joe Cashin (Don Hany) has returned to the coastal village of Port Monro where he grew up, broken in both body and spirit as a result of a botched homicide raid in Melbourne. When a well-heeled philanthropist Charles Bourgoyne is brutally bashed and robbed in his home, a manhunt for three young aboriginal suspects results in two of the boys being killed after a high speed police chase. Simmering racial tensions in the small community erupt as the surviving boy, Danny Coulter, is charged with attempted murder and released on bail.

    As Joe digs deeper and his list of potential suspects grows, he uncovers a cycle of lies, betrayal and systematic corruption in a community where tensions over race, class and politics are at boiling point.

    Capturing the chilling action and laconic wit of Peter Temple's acclaimed The Broken Shore, this television adaptation filmed against the rugged south-east Victorian coastline brings alive the novel's cast of complex characters as it slowly reveals the shocking face behind a community's respectable mask.
  • 103' Telemovie
    Premiered 2 Feb 2014 on ABC1

    Based on the Peter Temple novel The Broken Shore
    Cast Don Hany, Claudia Karvan, Erik Thomson, Tony Briggs, Anthony Hayes, Catherine McClements, Dan Wyllie, Robin Nevin, Noni Hazelhurst, Wayne Blair
    Director Rowan Woods
    Scriptwriter/Executive Producer Andrew Knight
    Producer Ian Collie

    The Broken Shore is an Essential Media and Entertainment production for ABC1; financed with the support from Film Victoria, Screen Australia and eOne.