The 1991 trial of former Queensland State Premier, Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen, created Australia-wide attention and a controversy that continues to make front page headlines.
An examination of the fragility of the judicial and jury system and explores the difficulties of obtaining a verdict for the 1991 Queensland trial of a prominent, public figures, Queensland State Premier, Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen.
This is a dramatised documentary set in the present day which revolves around the jury room deliberations of a major trial. The story deals with the difficulties ordinary individuals face as they sift through masses of evidence; cut off from the world for nearly a week. The film exposes the inherent vulnerability of a justice system which requires a jury to reach a unanimous and hopefully unbiased verdict.
CAST: Gerry Connolly (Sir Joh), Simon Bossell (Matthew), Malcolm Kennard (Luke), John Howard (Hedley), Noah Taylor (Brad), Penny Cook (Penny).