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Rats in the Ranks

  • Runtime: 1 hr. 33 min.
  • Genres: Politics & Government


This extraordinary film can be viewed simply to enjoy the suspense-filled human drama it documents, and it requires no prior knowledge of Australian history or politics. It is a documentary which unveils the in-fighting, cajolery, rivalries, and deals that take place as the mayor of a Sydney suburb seeks a fourth term in office. That fourth term can only be achieved by his getting the vote of a majority of the 12 members of the city council. The mayor has to work very hard to get his majority because he...more