A Good Man

2009 | Feature Documentary | 80 mins

Director: Safina Uberoi
Producers: Himman Dhamija, Safina Uberoi

Chris Rohrlach, the good man of the title, looks like an ordinary bloke. A grazier from the northern NSW town of Inverell, we discover him mustering sheep. But Chris’s is an extraordinary story. 14 years ago, his pregnant girlfriend Rachel suffered a massive stroke which left her a quadriplegic with significant neurological impairment. Not only did she and Chris marry and have their child, but now there is another baby. Chris and Rachel become the centre of an extended family, demonstrating the stoicism and self-deprecatory tenacity of the bush. However, life on the land is increasingly tough these days, so Chris and the family decide to diversify into small business—by opening Inverell’s first legal brothel. This is an extraordinary story of love, commitment, the uniquely Australian culture of country people, and a resilience that seems to know no bounds.

Festivals: Sydney 09

Awards: Co-winner- Foxtel Best Documentary Sydney FF; IDFA 09

Nominated: The FACB IF Award for Best Documentary

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