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Boxer

Australia, 1984 (MIFF 1984)

Director: Laurie McInnes

A documentary profile of prize-fighting in Australia today, revolving around four boxers: the many-titled Tony Mundine, former idol Tommy Burns, now in his 60s, and young would-be champions Clint Brown and Pat Hailwood.

Shot around the fight scene in Sydney in 1983, the Elm allows the boxers to speak for themselves, and leaves the audience to decide their own attitudes towards a once popular sport, now in decline and widely condemned.

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