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- Breaker Morant (1)
- 2012.Feb.13 / 8pm
Breaker Morantby: MMM.Commentaries • tags: 1980s • feature • free • stars: Edward.Woodward
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MMM is proud to present a commentary track for a film that not a lot of people know about, but a a film that a lot of people should.
During the Boer War, three Australian lieutenants are on trial for shooting Boer prisoners. Though they acted under orders, they are being used as scapegoats by the General Staff, who hopes to distance themselves from the irregular practices of the war. The trial does not progress as smoothly as expected by the General Staff, as the defence puts up a strong fight in the courtroom.
It is a truly powerful film, which not only shows the brutality of war, but the unfairness and inequity of war. Starring Edward Woodward, and directed by Bruce Beresford with a star studded supporting cast of Jack Thompson, Bryan Brown and John Waters.
Participants David, Geoff, Gecko and Tony take you through this landmark film in Australian cinema history, Breaker Morant.