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A puppeteer and two brothers get into a tangle on the island of Tasmania. Hard Pressed is set in Tasmania over the four days of Easter, 1969. The spectacular island topography is a brooding giant, imprisoning all who inhabit the wild landscape. It is the story of two brothers. Homosexuality is taboo. David Mason is being groomed to take over the family hop farm. He is about to announce his engagement to Bronwyn Hiscock. David's brother Guy is a teacher at Zeehan on the West Coast. He meets ... more info>>
It is 1971 Hobart, Tasmania. Ross Mayne is boarding at an education department hostel to complete Year 12. He has been away from the family farm for a month. The night before he returns home buddy Michael Nichols, climbs into his bed. An anxious weekend of disclosures and secrets follow. Ross's older brother Phillip leaves home in a hurry. Fearing what people might say, the Mayne family fabricates a story about Phillip's departure. Ross is offered the family farm. Despite the need for silence,... more info>>