Beyond Reasonable Doubt

Film, Thrillers

Time Out says

'You wouldn't want me to confess to something I didn't do, would you? Would you?' But that's just what Inspector David Hemmings does want in this true tale of Rough Justice Down Under, based on a controversial court case involving a New Zealand farmer charged with a double killing, which occupied the country's courts from 1970 till the Prime Minister's pardon in 1979. This modest but enjoyable film wears its pessimistic noir trappings well: cops who believe everyone's got something to hide, everybody's guilty, and rigging evidence and jury lists accordingly; the wife who almost cracks under the strain; most of all, the lack of faith in the truism that justice will out.


Release details

108 mins

Cast and crew

John Laing
David Yallop
David Hemmings
John Hargreaves
Tony Barry
Martyn Sanderson
Grant Tilly
Diana Rowan
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