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This film's cast is male-dominated and it's story centers around Australian men shearers in 1950s Australia. This movie only features two women characters, Lisa Peers as Sheila Dawson and Phyllis Ophel as Ivy, a barmaid. See more »
This film is what real cinema should be. A great script, great direction, great photography and great acting. Although the story is simple the character studies from the superb cast keep you glued to the screen.
I recently put this in a competition for a personal top 10 movies of all time. I also included that other Aussie masterpiece "Newsfront".
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