The Broken Shore

Synopsis: An evocative crime thriller that captures the chilling action and sharp wit of Peter Temple's acclaimed novel The Broken Shore. In this gripping adaptation, Detective Joe Cashin uncovers a web of lies, betrayal and police corruption in a small coastal town where tensions are at boiling point and the shocking face behind the community's respectable mask is slowly unveiled.
Genre: Crime
Director(s): Rowan Woods
  4 wins & 8 nominations.
103 min

Help me, please, help me!

Somebody, help!

Help! Get me out, please!

Three boys dead, Singo.

Jesus Christ.

Young Officer Kendall.

Joe, old Mrs Haig called,

out past Beckett.

She reckons there's someone in her shed.

- Yeah, doing what?

- Well, nothing. Her dog's barking.

Thought I'd go sort it out.

- I'll go.

- I can do it.

No, I'm nearby.

Tell her I'll be there in 15 minutes.

You the cop? No uniform.

Plain clothes. Detective Cashin.

- You high up, then?

- Giddy from it.

Them police dogs?

They work closely with the police, yes.

Shut up!

- Jack Russell?

- Yeah.

So where's this intruder?

Police! Get out of there now.

Come on, last chance. Get out!

That'll do.

You're trespassing on private property.

Was just having a sleep.

- Where you from?

- From New South.

- It's a long way to come for a kip.

- Yeah, it's a way.

- Got any ID? Been in trouble before?

- I could have been bloody molested.

Very possible, Mrs Haig.

Hey, hey, hey!

Get your hand out of there.

Take your jacket off.

You're a bit shaky, aren't ya?

- Dave Rebb. Is that you?

- Yep.

You worked Boorindi Downs

for three years?


'Hard worker, no trouble,

likes building, good with engines.'

- August 2006. That all you got?

- Are you charging him or chatting?

Mrs Haig, he'll be lucky to see

the light of day for years to come.

Get your stuff.

Don't lock me up.

I can't go in the cells.

That's the road to Cromarty.

You come back the Port Monro direction,

I'll have to take you in

for fingerprinting, OK?

Save ink this way.

- Need a buck or two?

- I'm right. But thanks.

You treated me like a human.

Not a lot do that.

I've got a fence needs putting up.

Sit tight, will ya?

Why would I walk around

with some frozen chook

shoved down me f***ing trackie daks?

Settle, I'll take your statement.

She accused me in front

of everyone at IGA!

What you should do,

you should arrest her!

Hello, sweetheart.

You know, I reckon you should try the

good folk down at Maxwell's supermarket.

Oh, that's right, they know you there

as well, don't they?

Yeah, you're an arsehole. You and your

whole bloody family, you're arseholes!

There's no need to be like that, Jadeen.

- Yeah, f*** you!

- Hey, happy shopping.

F*** you!

- We should have charged her this time.

- Yeah, not if you want to live here.

That Toyota HiAce van

was seen near the school again.

Ah, anyone think to get a number plate?

One of the teachers said it was white

or maybe cream or yellow.

- Oh, yeah? That's useful.

- Hmm'.

- I take it there were no dramas?

- No, it's just a swaggie.

Boss, I am applying for a transfer.

- Are ya?

- Mm. I'm sick of this.

- You protecting me.

- Oh, shut up. I'm not protecting you.

No, worse. You're smothering me.

Oh, you can take a bullet for me

anytime. Promise.

- Egg and bacon roll?

- Hey, tell 'em extra mustard.

There's someone in your car.

Yeah, he's my prisoner.

Get him a serve as well, will ya?


Who's there?

Show yourselves.

Who the devil are you?

No. Please.

- Yeah, that's him.

- Oh, sh*t, he's onto us.

- What's he bloody doing?

- Sh*t, watch out!

How come you walk

like you're scared you'll break?

You like a good yarn, do you?

- Whereabouts you grow up?

- All over.

Yeah? Where were you born?

Don't remember. I was a baby.

Up for a good chinwag yourself, then?

Belonged to my great-grandfather.

Put a stick of gelignite under it.

- The right idea.

- I thought I might rebuild it.

Plant some fruit trees. Put in a garden.

The fence follows a creek

on the other side.

I'll get you a tape measure.

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