Broke (2016)

Broke (2016)

(2016)

There's no game plan for life.

Australian independent drama. A disgraced rugby league star and gambling addict (Steve Le Marquand) attempts to turn his life around with the help of his number one fan (Max Cullen). This is the feature debut from director Heath Davis, produced by Luke Graham, son of Kiwi league legend (and NZ Player of the Century) Mark Graham.... More

Ageing rail worker Cec (Cullen), finds his former footy hero turned washed up gambling addict, Ben 'BK' Kelly (Le Marquand) passed out late one evening and decides to take him in. Through the love and support of Cec and his single parent daughter, Terri (Claire van Der Boom), BK finally finds the courage he was once famous for on the field, off it, to tackle his demons head on and ultimately win back the respect of the community he let down.Hide

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  • There’s something wonderful about writer/director’s Heath Davis’ Broke... It’s a portrayal of a particular Australiana that’s so specific and unbearably stereotypical that if you hadn’t experienced it, you wouldn’t realise that it’s very authentic. Full Review

  • A gritty, sort-of love story that reminds one of a cross between Leaving Las Vegas and the work of Ken Loach. Full Review