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Scrum

Australia, English, 54 mins

  • Director: Poppy Stockell
  • Writer: Poppy Stockell
  • Producer: Poppy Stockell

CGiii Comment

Who would have thought that rugby could be so emotional.
 
A beautifully shot microcosm of gay life - in all its splendour, camaraderie, campery and bitchiness - with the added bonus of mud...lots of it.
 
There are the usual tales of bullying, rejection, being lost...and found - with a little help from a rough, tough contact sport.
 
You will laugh. You will cry. You will wallow - with these men - in the mud.
 
It's a - surprisingly - damn good film. Ms Stockwell has a fine eye and a future.

Our only complaint, The Bingham Cup is wrought with emotion - Mark Bingham lost his life in the 9/11 attacks. Perhaps, it was fitting to say a little more about how the competition came about - it's just a little too cursory.


Trailer...
 

The(ir) Blurb...

A Canadian jock, a fat Irish backpacker and a stoic Japanese outsider united by their love of rugby come together under a determined Australian coach to vie for a position in the gay rugby world cup.

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