Better Man is a four-part mini-series based on the true story of the tragic death of Van Nguyen, a Vietnamese-Australian man who was convicted of drug trafficking in Singapore and executed for his crime in 2005. His hanging was the first execution of an Australian worldwide since 1993. Nguyen was only 25 years old at the time. Better Man tells the powerful account of a young man desperately trying to provide for his family, for which he paid the ultimate price. From the tough but loving upbringing that Van shared with his twin brother Khoa and devoted mother Kim, to the gripping and heart-stopping events leading up to his arrest in Singapore, Better Man culminates in an extraordinary three-year legal battle led by Melbourne lawyer, Julian McMahon and Melbourne QC, Lex Lasry to save the young manGÇÖs life. Better Man was filmed in Melbourne and Vietnam and is written and directed by acclaimed writer and director, Khoa Do.
When Family ties become a sentence...