14-year-old Charlie (Levi Miller) becomes involved in a murder mystery in a rural WA town after rebellious, mixed-race outcast Jasper Jones (Aaron L. McGrath) leads him to the body of a dead girl in the woods.
The burden of keeping this big secret gradually takes its toll, and Charlie’s sheltered life begins to unravel, along with his innocence. Based on the novel by Craig Silvey, this coming-of-age story explores themes of racism and betrayal from a youthful perspective. Anchored by fine performances from its young leads (and Toni Collette), it’s a good fit for director Rachel Perkins, who has championed indigenous outcasts in Bran Nue Dae and Radiance.
Release Date: 5 July 2017
Format: DVD Blu-ray
Starring: Angourie Rice, Hugo Weaving, Toni Collette