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Do Not Pass Go

Australia, 1979 (MIFF 1980, Programme 31)

Director: Phil De Montignie

"Do Not Pass Go" follows the story of two teenagers from broken homes who are arrested by the police for separate offences, and committed for trial in the Children's Court. Both are sentenced to remand centres, and serve out their time. On their release, however, they again come into conflict with the law, and get caught in the same vicious circle. Their stories intertwine as the film progresses, and their situations become progressively worse. Heroin addiction and further crime ensues. The Welfare system does not solve the problem, and the film ends by raising a number of issues which question society's responsibility in these cases.

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