Better Man

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Better Man is based on the true story of Van Tuong Nguyen, a 25-year-old Vietnamese-Australian man who was arrested in Singapore, convicted of drug trafficking and sentenced with the death penalty in 2005. The series follows the story of a young man who had a tough but loving upbringing with his twin brother and devoted mother. The story culminates in an extraordinary three-year legal battle to save the life of Nguyen, led by Julian McMahon, a Melbourne lawyer, and Lex Lasry QC, a Melbourne barrister.

Thursday 8:30 PM et/pt on SBS
1 Season, 4 Episodes
July 25, 2013
Drama, Mini-Series
Cast: Remy Hii, Jordan Rodrigues, Hien Nguyen, Aileen Huynh
Better Man

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  • Buoyed by public sentiment in Australia, Van and his lawyers make a desperate appeal to the president of Singapore for clemency.

  • Convinced by Van's mother to take on his case, Australian lawyer Julian and his team discover that they may be able to free Van on a technicality.

  • Given a chance to combat their country's rampant drug trade, Singapore officials turn up the pressure on Van to confess his guilt.

  • This compelling true story, filmed on location in Australia and Vietnam, looks at the remarkable life and death of Van Nguyen, a Vietnamese-Australian man who was convicted of drug trafficking in Singapore and executed for his crime in 2005.