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With so few reviews and no comments so far here on IMDb, EoER would appear to be an obscure film, which I came across on one of the lesser British TV channels.
Very handsome scenery, a good cast and a reasonable plot. John Hurt impressed and Judi Bowker - whom I can't recall seeing before - shone. But in the last quarter of the film some of the changes in characterisation did not convince, and it all rather fizzled out.
When EoER first came out, it attracted some controversy and hostile criticism and with the passing of years some of the racist language and "white" attitudes can make one wince. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_of_Elephant_Rock
The prurient might like to note that we get a brief full-frontal view of John Hurt as he jumps out of bed, whilst Judi Bowker's modesty is ensured by a sheet.
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