The movie Dons Party is about a wild house party in a suburban Australian neighbourhood. Don Henderson convinces his wife to have another party so that their friends can gather to watch the... See full summary »
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. Written by
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The band plays an excerpt from Franz Lehár's The Merry Widow, which premiered three years after the trial took place. See more »
[Saying his goodbyes to Morant and Handcock]
See you in hell, mate!
[Gripping George's hand]
Why did they do this to us, Harry? Why?
They have to apologize for their damned war. They're trying to end it now, so they need scapegoats.
[Being dragged away by prison guards]
George! We're scapegoats to the bloody empire!
[Being led past the soldiers preparing their rifles for Morant and Handcock's firing squad]
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This movie shows what a truly hellish thing war can be. Where no rule but rule `3-0-3' exists. A lot of films show war in one slant or another, glorious or horrific. This one just shows it for what it is. A damned horrible mess. Many of the actors are some of Australia's finest and this movie is a credit to their skill and talent. It has simple production values but it is elevated by their acting abilities and the great script. A definite must for those who favor the war genre in films, and a measuring point for those who seek to make a film about war and the people caught up in it.
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