Jack Irish: Black Tide
Directed by: Jeffrey Walker; Starring: Guy Pearce, Marta Dusseldorp, Aaron Pedersen, Shane Jacobson; Distributor: Roadshow Entertainment, 2012.
‘Lawyer, gambler, debt collector – bloody great nuisance.’ Such a simple summary seems to suffice for those familiar with the literary instalment of Peter Temple’s ‘Black Tide,’ another in the famous ‘Jack Irish’ series. However for those unfamiliar, the ironic complexities of this ‘bloody great nuisance’ may come as a shock. If it is a simple, stereotypical ‘Aussie’ screenplay you are after, then this film is not for you.