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Separated from his family and caught in a cycle of gambling and debt, Jim has less than a day to repay a violent loan shark. His day is turned upside down when he must look after his young son who is on school holidays. Jim's relationship with his son is tested as his plans to pay back the loan fail. When his last desperate effort to repay the debt puts his son's life at risk, he must make a choice between his past and a second chance at life.

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Jason Raftopoulos
Jason Raftopoulos
Jason Raftopoulos  Alexandros Ouzas
Executive Producers
John Webber
Dir. of Photography
Thom Neal
Lisa Gerrard  James Orr
Paul Rowe
Production Designer
Anna Russell
Damian Hill - Ty Perham - Kat Stewart - Arthur Angel - Faye Smythe - Tony Nikolakopoulos
Production Completion
Production Company
Exile Productions Pty Ltd
Australian Sales
Exile Entertainment Pty Ltd
International Sales
Exile Entertainment Pty Ltd

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