'Tis said of love that it sometimes goes, sometimes flies; runs with one, walks gravely with another; turns a third into ice, and sets a fourth in a flame: it wounds one, another it kills: like lightning it begins and ends in the same moment: it makes that fort yield at night which it besieged but in the morning; for there is no force able to resist it.
--Miguel de Cervantes
Two teenage guys finally get it together one evening amongst the Eucalyptus trees above Hobart, Tasmania in 1971.
It is 1971 Hobart, Tasmania. Ross Mayne is boarding at an education department hostel to complete Year 12. He has been away from the family farm for a month. The night before he returns home buddy Michael Nichols, climbs into his bed.
An anxious weekend of disclosures and secrets follow. Ross's older brother Phillip leaves home in a hurry. Fearing what people might say, the Mayne family fabricates a story about Phillip's departure. Ross is offered the family farm.
Despite the need for silence, Ross and Michael get it together in a night of sustained passion underneath the Southern Cross.
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