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Series cast summary:
Remy Hii ...  Van Tuong Nguyven 4 episodes, 2013
Jordan Rodrigues ...  Khoa Nguyen 4 episodes, 2013
Hien Nguyen Hien Nguyen ...  Kim Nguyen 3 episodes, 2013
Aileen Huynh ...  Kelly Ng 3 episodes, 2013
Carmel Rose ...  Rachel 3 episodes, 2013
David Wenham ...  Julian McMahon 2 episodes, 2013
Bryan Brown ...  Lex Lasry 2 episodes, 2013
Felino Dolloso Felino Dolloso ...  Alan 2 episodes, 2013
Claudia Karvan ...  Bernadette McMahon 2 episodes, 2013
Edwina Royce Edwina Royce ...  Angie 2 episodes, 2013
Warren Lee Warren Lee ...  Lau 2 episodes, 2013
Mark Silveira ...  Joseph 2 episodes, 2013
Haiha Le ...  Young Kim 2 episodes, 2013
Alfred Nicdao Alfred Nicdao ...  Fong (warden) 2 episodes, 2013
Amanda Ma Amanda Ma ...  Sister Helena 2 episodes, 2013
Jason Buckley Jason Buckley ...  Downer 2 episodes, 2013
William Louey William Louey ...  Young Van 2 episodes, 2013
Oliver Louey Oliver Louey ...  Young Khoa 2 episodes, 2013
Ed Deganos ...  CNB Police 2 episodes, 2013
Daniel Street Daniel Street ...  Journalist Voiceover 2 episodes, 2013


Exactly how much risk would you take to save your brother? For Van Nguyen the answer was whatever it takes and the devastating consequence of his attempt to traffic heroin from Cambodia to Australia via a change of planes in Singapore was that the 396 grams of drugs that he was discovered carrying was enough to incur the death penalty - 26 times over. Written by Stephen Corvini

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It is amazing
11 August 2013 | by nguyenbaoSee all my reviews

I myself as a young high school student of the 21st century Australian society was so captivated by this series. Although I was quite bewildered with the story line at first and even at some point resented the fact that the crew did not acknowledge Mr Van's family emotions before documenting this series as it could be quite traumatizing to relive what a mother's worst nightmare, their child's death. I also found that there was quite a fair amount of swearing involved but i surpassed that factor. However, the more time i invested into to watching this series the more i received a thorough understanding of the drug addictions within the Asian culture and how dominant it can be to the extent that a family can become unified to solve this predicament. "Better man" has it share of agony, sentiments, drama and all of those themes that would compel any person into watching and analyzing how determination of a brother's will to help another would lead to his own tragedy. Overall, this series was well portrayed and presented and I was pleased to watch this dramatically heart-felt series.

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