Two medical students Brad, Gregor (Matt Day, Jason Barry) find themselves unable to repay loan shark Roy Rogers\' (Chris Haywood) outstanding sum. But when they accidentally hear of opportunity for using their trainee scalpels to redistribute human resources from the less needy to the ill, they rationalise their way through some dubious dealings, incisions and operations on the run. But in doing so, they run foul of the small corrupt team of para-medics who are in the same business and don\'t like their turf being crowded.
 

4
An inventive black comedy.

Brad (Matt Day) and Gregor (Jason Barry) are Melbourne med students living in impoverished conditions in a ratty one-room apartment. They're deeply in debt to loan shark George "Roy" Rogers, (Chris Haywood), and they hardly have enough to eat and keep warm. But an opportunity to make money literally falls from the sky: a body with parts that can be removed and sold, on the quiet, to surgeon Marcus Browning (Rod Mullinar). This is the start of a grisly Burke and Hare-like operation, but things are complicated by a pair of rival human organ dealers, the suspicious Roy, a couple of cops and Brad's girlfriend, Sophie (Petra Yared), a fellow student who has to work as a hooker to pay her bills...

There's a wonderful ruthlessness to Robert Taylor's screenplay



This often very funny black comedy is inventive, fast-moving and beautifully acted. It also contains a serious sub-text, about the way government cutbacks are impacting on health and educational services. There's a wonderful ruthlessness to Robert Taylor's screenplay, which is beautifully acted by Matt Day, Jason Barry and a strong supporting cast. Lots of throwaway jokes, like the fact that Roy Rogers' goons are called Dale and Trigger, and fine widescreen photography by Roger Lanser make this an unexpectedly enjoyable film.