broke film

An old working class man named Cec stumbles upon his favourite rugby star come gambling addict, Ben “BK” Kelly, at the end of his shift. Taking pity on the one-time local legend, who he admired for his on field fortitude, Cec offers to take the now homeless Ben home for the night where he resides with his single mother daughter and fellow footy tragic, Terri. Unable to resist his urge, Ben’s addiction gets the better of him when in the middle of the night he robs
the low income family of their modest possessions (even taking Cec’s dead wife’s urn) and hocks them to the local pawnbroker/local crime lord, Neck. Just one more misdemeanour away from being sent to lock up, BK is thrown a life line when Cec decides not to press charges but actually take him in permanently and help the former Daly M Medallist turn his life around much to the detest of local cop and BK’s former team-mate, Sherro. Through Cec’s guidance and Terri’s love, Ben sets about winning back the respect of his family, friends, community and himself. However, just when it seems BK’s life is about to get back on track his resolve is put to the biggest test yet from Neck.

A Q&A will follow the film featuring:
Ashley K Davidson, BA Psychology & OCGC Concurrent Disorders
Program Manager, Problem Gambling and Behavioural Addictions
Adapt Oakville

  • Genre: Sports Drama
  • Runtime: 01:33:00
  • Rating: STC (subject to classification)
  • Country: Australia
  • Year: 2015
  • Writer-Director: Heath Davis
  • Cast: Steve Le Marquand, Claire van der Boom, Max Cullen
  • Venue: FILM.CA Cinemas
  • Date: Saturday, June 24, 2017
  • Showtime: 9:30PM
  • North American Premiere

Short film screened before this feature:


10:08 min, Andrew Carslaw of the UK taped an intro for the film
Canadian premiere

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