Frequent coarse language, sporting violence and sexual references
|Actors:||Daniel Amalm, Rai Fazio, Ennio Fantastichini, Jessica Marais, Tim Minchin, Rosemary Lenzo|
The central character is Anthony Argo (Daniel Amalm), a champion amateur boxer and nightclub doorman in his early twenties. His pursuit of Australian “la dolce vita” increasingly puts him in conflict with his father and trainer, Joe (Ennio Fantastichini), who has brought his Sicilian values of family, loyalty and iron-fisted respect with him to Australia. Anthony falls for smart and beautiful university student, Kate (Jessica Marais), who opens his eyes to a world beyond his boxing-obsessed upbringing and fuels further rebellion against his father's values. Anthony starts to question many of the beliefs he has taken for granted; in particular whether violence is the ideal way to resolve conflict. When Joe is betrayed by another fighter and finally reveals to his son the pain and violence in his own past, Anthony realises. that he is now mature enough to see his father and his values within the context of his own developing philosophy.