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Tran the Man

Australia, 1994 (MIFF 1994, Fiction)

Director: Rowan Woods

Ray Moss has been nicknamed Tran by the Asian shopkeepers in his job as a security guard at a shopping centre in suburban Cabramatta. For Ray/Tran, the heat is on. His brother and uncle have had their heroin business undercut by Asian-controlled competition and they want Ray as their go-between. Film and video are mixed in this highly-strung drama, and fast jump-cutting coverage plays on dark psychic imprints left with us by 'reality' television and eye-witness video events such as the Rodney King bashing.

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