Synopsis: When Chinese-Australian teenager Lawrence fails his high-school exams because of cheating, destroying his dreams of a medical degree, he's banished to the country for the summer. There, he meets a conman the Professor and his cynical daughter Sarah, and learns that even the sneakiest scam can't conjure up love.
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): Ben Chessell
  1 nomination.
90 min

I'm sure you'll have lots to talk about.

- She's eight.

- No, Soo Jin is 10, and I'm 52.

Anyone who can beat your

uncle in a game of chess

must have something worthwhile to say.

(loud clattering)

(chuckling) That's the spirit.

Excuse me, sir.

If you're not here to play chess,

I'm going to have to ask you to leave.

My good man, I am here to play.

A visitor's game is five dollars.


Who's the president of

this fine establishment?

- I am.

- Oh, excellent.

You're a man of chess, no less.

A yellow Kasparov. (chuckling)

I, too, am quite the master

even if I do say so myself, which I do!

I've not been beaten for nine years.

This is a tragedy, but

I've come all the way...

to the antipodes for a new challenge.

Mr. President, I propose to you a wager.

Defeat me in a single game,

and you can ram-jam

ramabam these 50 clams...

into your old skyrocket.

I don't play for money.

Oh! (mutters)

(chuckles) So who is the

best player in the club?

- Me!

- Ah!

I won the club championship three times.

Oh, my.

Delighted to meet you, young lady.


In that case, I shall defeat you all.

This is a serious club.

Very well. I shall defeat

at least half of you.

Gentlemen... and young lady...

the terms of tonight's wager.

I shall play you, Chairman Mao.

In fact, I shall play you all.

I stake my money that A:

I will defeat you, sir,

I will defeat at least half of you,

and C:

I will play you all at

exactly the same time!


Hmm. Well.


Checkmate. Yes!


Gentlemen, thank you for

being so gracious in defeat.

But ruminate on this.

Next time, I might play sober.

- (chuckling)

- (murmuring)

He's brilliant.

Yeah. Very clever.

Why would you be following

an old drunk down an alley?

I'm a good judge of character, young man,

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