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Barky, a lost soul of twenty-five, returns from the Australian cane fields to his hometown of Erskineville. Barky left two years ago to escape his drunken and abusive father, leaving behind everything in the world that was important to him. Now that his father’s dead, he thinks it’s safe to come home, but Barky soon discovers that if staying home was hard, coming home is harder. With everything on the line, will Barky choose again to leave it all behind?
Winner (2000): Best Actor – Hugh Jackman, FCCA (Film Critics Circle of Australia) Award
Nominated (2000): Best Cinematography, FCCA (Film Critics Circle of Australia) Award
Nominated (1999): Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role – Hugh Jackman, AFI Award