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'Young Lebanese Australian John (George Basha) comes home from jail to live with his widowed mother (Doris Younane) and wild younger brother Charlie (Firass Dirani), who is still at school.
'Having learned his lesson the hard way, he struggles to stop Charlie from making the mistakes that he made. When he finds out Charlie has become involved in drug dealing, he intervenes, inadvertently putting the family in peril.
'Meanwhile John finds that assimilating into white Australian society is less than straightforward when he starts dating a young Caucasian woman called Sydney (Clare Bowen), whose parents are against her seeing a man from his ethnic background.'