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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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This picture was one of fifty Australian films selected for preservation as part of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia's Kodak / Atlab Cinema Collection Restoration Project. See more »
The band plays an excerpt from Franz Lehár's The Merry Widow, which premiered three years after the trial took place. See more »
[Drummond has just left the witness stand]
You couldn't lie straight in bed, Drummond.
Sgt. Maj. Drummond:
I don't have to take that from you.
You wanna do something about it? Come outside, I'll knock your bloody head off!
Lt. Col. Denny:
Control yourself, Mr. Handcock, or you will find yourself in serious trouble.
[Handcock scoffs at this]
Lt. Col. Denny:
You find that amusing?
Well, I was just wondering how much more serious things could be.
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Truly great drama based on a real story. The camerawork is simple & not flashy, allowing the great script & magnificent ensemble cast to shine. There isn't one weak acting performance in this film, the standouts being Jack Thompson (in my opinion, his best ever performance)& Woodward in the role of "Breaker" Morant. Gripping drama that has aged well over 23 years. A must see 9/10.
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